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East Leven Street, Burntisland Parish Church Graveyard, Walls and Gravestones

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0578 / 56°3'27"N

Longitude: -3.2323 / 3°13'56"W

OS Eastings: 323358

OS Northings: 685675

OS Grid: NT233856

Mapcode National: GBR 26.QCSZ

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.BZ2X

Entry Name: East Leven Street, Burntisland Parish Church Graveyard, Walls and Gravestones

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358410

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22778

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Burntisland

County: Fife

Town: Burntisland

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Late 16th century and later. High rubble walls enclosing church and graveyard. Derelict rubble lean-to building in SW corner.

Mural tablets include (E wall) Renaissance monument to Captain Andrew Watson and his wife Isobel Watson and John Watson and his wife Euphamie Orrock, with family crest and dated 1689. (S wall of church) Classical monument with heavy hoodmould to John Young and family.

Gravestones predominantly simple moulded apex style with inscriptions, including commemoration to John Orrock, shipmaster depicting a sailing boat and George Arnot a local character who died in 1850, headstone erected by public subscription depicting George with wheelbarrow.

Statement of Interest

Captain Watson bequeathed 'Watson's Mortification' to Burntisland. Earlier monuments to the Young family are in the Old Kirk Yard, Kirkton. Grouped with Burntisland Parish Church.

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