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Fernie Castle

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Fernie, an estate in Monimail parish, Fife, 4 miles W of Cupar and 3¾ NNE of Ladybank. It appears to have been part of the original demesne of the Earls of Fife; and it retains a baronial fortalice of great antiquity, once a place of considerable strength, surrounded by marshy ground. Its owner, Francis Walter Balfour, Esq. (b. 1831; suc. 1854), holds 1725 acres in the shire, valued at £3224 per annum.

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