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Balmerino, Fife

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Balmerino, Fife

Balmerino (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Meireanach meaning "Foolish Farm" or Scottish Gaelic: Baile Marruineach meaning "Dairy Farm") is a small village and former monastic centre in Fife, Scotland. It is the home of Balmerino Abbey and the former abbots of Balmerino who were great regional landlords. It became a secular lordship at the beginning of the 17th century and fell into ruin.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNO3524
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Balmerino, Fife has been known in the past

Ba Mernie ~ Baile Mor Nach ~ Balmerinoch

Balmerino, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Balmerino, par. and vil., on Firth of Tay, N. Fifeshire, 3½ miles SW. of Dundee by water. 3431 ac., pop. 664; has remains of an abbey of the 13th century; post-town, Newport.

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