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East Wemyss, Main Street, St Mary's By-The-Sea Graveyard, Walls and Gravestones

A Category B Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1588 / 56°9'31"N

Longitude: -3.0636 / 3°3'49"W

OS Eastings: 334033

OS Northings: 696747

OS Grid: NT340967

Mapcode National: GBR 2F.HTZR

Mapcode Global: WH6RP.XG9F

Entry Name: East Wemyss, Main Street, St Mary's By-The-Sea Graveyard, Walls and Gravestones

Listing Date: 11 December 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393154

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46041

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

17th century and later. Coped rubble walls incorporating War Memorial and enclosing church (both listed separately) and graveyard.

Mural monuments (N wall): monument dated 1646, with emblems of mortality and of trade; another dated 1761 commemorating 'H SPENS DD VDM AP WEMYSS'.

Predominantly moulded apex stones with variety of carved detail, including memorials to 'James Auchmuty late brewer in East Wemyss, died 1788', upright stone with fluted flanking pilasters, anthemion capitals, ball finials and dentilled cornice; 'David Kinnear, Gunmaker, Buckhaven' dated 1816, with guns powder pouch and crown; and 'Peter Laverock feuar in Buckhaven, died 1816' carved with plough.

Statement of Interest

Maintained by Fife Council. The graveyard was used until 1896 when East Wemyss Cemetery opened.

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