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Abercrombie


Fife

Located 1 mile (1.5 km) north of St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife lies the farming settlement of Abercrombie, a name that once extended not only to a parish but also to the fishing village of St. Monans. Abercrombie farmhouse, dating from 1892, stands on the site of a mansion built in the 13th Century by a Richard Cocus. Close by is Balcaskie House, remodelled by Sir William Bruce in the 1670s and now the home of the Anstruther family. In the Chapel Wood between the village and the House stand the ruins of Abercrombie Church which was gifted to the monks of Dunfermline in the 12th century and consecrated in October 1247 by David de Bernham, Bishop of St Andrews. For many years the burial place of the Abercrombies, this building was abandoned in 1646 when the seat of the Parish moved to St Monans.


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