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Auchtertool, Fife

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Auchtertool, Fife

Auchtertool is a small village in Fife, Scotland. It is 4 miles west of Kirkcaldy. The name is from the Gaelic uachdar, meaning upland or heights above the Tiel burn (from Gaelic tuil meaning torrent). The Tiel Burn flows a few hundred yards south of the kirk and village, which was formerly known as Milton of Auchtertool. The parish belonged to the diocese of Dunkeld, having been gifted to Bishop Gregory by King David I in the twelfth century.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT2290
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife

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

Uaehtar Tuitl

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

Auchtertool, par. and vil., SW. Fifeshire, 4 miles W. of Kirkcaldy, 2738 ac., pop. 706; P.O.

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