Dairsie Bridge (1530)
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Dairsie Bridge (1530)

A linear village in E Fife, Dairsie is situated on the A91 road 3 miles (5 km) east of Cupar.

Formerly known as Dairsiemuir or Osnaburgh (after a coarse German linen), its 18th-19th-century cottages were once occupied by linen weavers, many of whom came from Flanders. In addition to its weaving, Dairsie benefitted from the development of the turnpike road in the early 19th century.

The village has a modern primary school (1970) and the Dairsie Memorial Hall (1922). To the south, near the River Eden are St Mary's Old Parish Church (1621), the restored late 16th-century Dairsie Castle and the massive triple-arched Dairsie Bridge (c.1530).

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