Pittenweem, Fife

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Pittenweem is a town in Fife

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Pittenweem in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Pittenweem, parl. and royal burgh, seaport town, and par. with ry. sta., Fife, on the Firth of Forth, 1½ m. W. of Anstruther and 3½ m. NE. of Elie - par., 663 ac., pop. 2119; parl. and police burgh, pop. 2087; royal burgh, pop. 2116; town, pop. 2090; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; belonged originally to the priory (12th century), of which some ruins remain, and was made a royal burgh in 1542. A large number of the inhabitants are employed in the fisheries. Pittenweem is one of the St Andrews Burghs, which return 1 member to Parliament.

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