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Limekilns, a village in Fife, Scotland, lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth. Population 1,430 (est. in 2008). Unlike the neighbouring village of Charlestown, Limekilns is an extremely old settlement dating back to the 14th century. The oldest building in the village is without doubt The King's Cellar, a large and somewhat mysterious property whose existence can be traced back to 1362.
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Limekilns, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Limekilns.-- coast vil., partly in Inverkeithing par. but chiefly in Dunfermline par., Fife, on Firth of Forth, 1 mile E. of Charlestown and 3 miles S. of Dunfermline, pop. 698; P.O.; Limekilns is an ancient place, and before the railway period was a considerable sea-port; steps were taken in 1885 for the erection of a public hall for the villages of Limekilns and Charlestown.
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