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Leuchars, Fife

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Leuchars, Fife

Leuchars is a small town near the north-east coast of Fife in Scotland. The town is nearly 2 miles to the north of the village of Guardbridge, which lies on the north bank of the River Eden where it widens to the Edenmouth estuary before joining the North Sea at St Andrews Bay. Leuchars is 7+⁄2 miles north-east of Cupar and 6 miles north-west from the university town of St Andrews. The city of Dundee is 7 miles to the north, across the rail and road bridges that span the Firth of Tay.
Post townST. ANDREWS
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNO4521
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01334

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

Leuchars, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Leuchars Old Station), Fife - par., 13,354 ac., pop. 2185; vil., 5½ miles NW. of St Andrews, pop. 588; P.O., T.O.; the old castle of Leuchars, on Castle Knowe, a little N. of the vil., has disappeared; of the church (12th century), the apse and chancel are Norman, the aisle being modern.

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