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West Wemyss, Fife

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West Wemyss, Fife

West Wemyss is a village lying on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, in Fife, Scotland. According to the 2007 population estimate, the village has a population of 237. The village was granted burgh of barony status in 1511, bearing the name from the Wemyss family who lived in Wemyss Castle.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT3294
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife

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

Wemyss ~ Wemyss West

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

Wemyss, West, town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Wemyss par.,Fife, on Firth of Forth, 2 miles NE. of Dysart - quoad sacra par., pop. 1658; town, pop. 1206; P.O., T.O.; is a burgh of barony, and has a good harbour and considerable traffic in coal; Wemyss Castle, seat, is in vicinity.

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