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Limekilns, Brucehaven Harbour, Capernaum Pier

A Category C Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0308 / 56°1'50"N

Longitude: -3.4786 / 3°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 307956

OS Northings: 682977

OS Grid: NT079829

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.S4GH

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.JPR2

Entry Name: Limekilns, Brucehaven Harbour, Capernaum Pier

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334880

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3750

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier-later 18th century. L-plan pier with rounded point to E. Coursed sandstone blocks. Sandstone rubble shelter wall on top of pier end.

Statement of Interest

Capernaum Pier was built for the coal shipping trade and was part of the 1774 development of a waggonway from the N Dunfermline coalfields. Coal came from the N and W of Dunfermline to Limekilns and Brucehaven Harbour where it was shipped away or used for the limekilns and saltpans in Charlestown and Limekilns. The harbour was built by Dr Chalmers and subsequently purchased from his estate upon his financial failure, by the Earl of Elgin. Later the harbour became a ship building yard; in 1823, 200 carpenters were employed here and many clippers involved in trade with India were built here (N Fotheringham). By the 20th century the yard was used for repairs and is now used for pleasure craft and is the home of the Forth Cruising Club.

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