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Donibristle Estate Boundary Wall and Fordell Railway

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0391 / 56°2'20"N

Longitude: -3.3601 / 3°21'36"W

OS Eastings: 315359

OS Northings: 683748

OS Grid: NT153837

Mapcode National: GBR 22.RF2Y

Mapcode Global: WH6S4.CG6P

Entry Name: Donibristle Estate Boundary Wall and Fordell Railway

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390497

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43861

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalgety

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Dalgety

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Circa 1770. Former estate boundary wall, now breached in 4 places, and flanked to either side by new housing. From Regents? Way (at NT153 838) in N, to St David?s Harbour (NT150 824) in S. High rubble (approx 6?), with rubble cope. Iron track to parallel, continuous railway in railway cutting.

Statement of Interest

The original early wooden waggonway of the Fordell railway connected collieries at Crossgate to St David?s Harbour, where there were saltpans and brickworks. Iron rails were fitted in 1832-3. The railway closed in 1946.

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