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Dysart, Fife

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Dysart, Fife

Post townKIRKCALDY
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT3093
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01592
 

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

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

Dysart, parl. and royal burgh, par., and seaport town with ry. sta., Fifeshire, on N. coast of Firth of Forth, 2½ miles NE. of Kirkcaldy, 17¼ NE. of Edinburgh, and 409 NW. of London -- par., 4197 ac., pop. 11,601; parl. burgh, pop. 10,877; royal burgh, pop. 2645; town, pop. 2659; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The burgh, parliamentary beyond royal, is part of the extended royal burgh of Kirkcaldy. Dysart was an important place in the 15th and 16th centuries. It has mfrs. of linen and ticks; also shipbuilding. Coal is exported. The harbour is good, and there is a wet dock. In the immediate vicinity is Dysart House, seat of the Earl of Rosslyn. Dysart unites with Kirkcaldy, Burntisland, and Kinghorn in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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