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Carnock, Fife

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Carnock, Fife

Carnock is a village located in Fife, Scotland, approximately 4 km northwest of Dunfermline and 1 mile east of Oakley, Fife. The village is said to be named for St. Cearnock, a disciple of St. Ninian. Alternatively the form may derive from Caer-cnoc, the meaning of "Caer" to be a fort or castle and "cnoc" which is known to mean an isolated hill. Carnock is known to have had military significance in antiquity.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT0488
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Carnock.-- par. and vil., SW. Fifeshire, 3½ miles NW. of Dunfermline, 3492 ac., pop. 1055; P.O.; has coal, sandstone, and ironstone. John Row, ecclesiastical historian, was minister from 1592 to 1648; and John Gillespie, founder of the Relief Synod, from 1741 to 1752. In vicinity of vil. is C. House.

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