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Freuchie

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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Freuchie, a village near the E border of Falkland parish, Fife, 1¼ mile NNW of Falkland Road station, and 2 miles E by S of Falkland town. A quaint old place with narrow winding streets, small courts, and bullet-paved closes, it strikingly represents the times when folks travelled only on foot or on horseback, and when all goods were conveyed by pack-horses; and it anciently lay in such relation to the precincts of Falkland, that disgraced courtiers were sent hither on their dismissal, whence the proverbial saying, ' Go to Freuchie.' It has a post office under Ladybank, a branch bank of the British Linen Co., an hotel, a power-loom linen factory, an Established church, a United Presbyterian church, and a public school. The Established church, built in 1875 at a cost of £1100, contains 400 sittings, and in 1880 was raised to quoad sacra status; the United Presbyterian church contains 450 sittings. Pop. of village (1841) 713, (1861) 961; (1871) 1195, (1881) 1059; of quoad sacra parish (1881) 1117. - Ord. Sur. , sh. 40, 1867.

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