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Carnock


Fife

A village in Carnock Parish W Fife, Carnock is situated on the Carnock Burn 2½ miles (4 km) northwest of Dunfermline. The village is said to be named after St. Cearnock, one of the disciples of St. Ninian. It has a parish church built in 1840, but nearby in the old kirkyard stand the ruins of the original 12th Century parish church which was rebuilt in 1602 by the salt manufacturer Sir George Bruce of Culross. There is a fine gravestone with Latin and Hebrew inscriptions commemorating John Row (1568 - 1646) who was minister of the parish and the Church of Scotland's first historian.


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