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Raith Estate, Secular Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1111 / 56°6'39"N

Longitude: -3.1854 / 3°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 326378

OS Northings: 691559

OS Grid: NT263915

Mapcode National: GBR 28.LY2F

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.1NDJ

Entry Name: Raith Estate, Secular Burial Ground

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392357

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45462

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy and Dysart

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kirkcaldy And Dysart

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1868. Ashlar altar-tomb on granite base with 2-stage moulded plinth and top stage with quatrefoil panels, at least 1 with carved bird. Corniced cope stone (now on ground close by) with incised lettering (see Notes) to chamfered margins.

Statement of Interest

Erected to the memory of Colonel Robert Munro Ferguson of Raith and Novar died 27th November, 1868; the lettering still evident includes the words 'RAITH', 'NOVAR' and 'LIEUTENANT'. Millar remarked upon the "picturesque spot within the grounds of Raith" where this grave is located.

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