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Cellardyke

(Lower Kilrenny)

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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Cellardyke or Nether Kilrenny, a fishing village in Kilrenny parish, SE Fife, forming an eastward extension of Anstruther-Easter, but united as a royal burgh to Kilrenny. At it are the new Anstruther harbour, a branch of the National Bank, a Free Church hall (1870), a cod-liver oil works, 3 fishing-gear factories, and a sawmill. A public and an infant school, with respective accommodation for 225 and 239 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 180 and 149, and grants of £165,11s. and £116,2s. Pop. (1811) 804, (1861) 1893, (1871) 2285, (1881) 2628, of whom 464 were fishermen. See Geo. Gourlay's Fisher -Life; or, the Memorials o-f Cellardyke (Cupar, 1879).

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