Kingsbarns Primary School (1822)
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Kingsbarns Primary School (1822)

A village in E Fife, Kingsbarns lies 6 miles (10 km) southeast of St Andrews. The barns, now long gone, that gave the place its name supplied the royal residences at Crail and Falkland in mediaeval times and little remains of the harbour that was built c.1810 by the Earl of Kellie to ship grain and potatoes to Newcastle and London as well as import coal and field drainage tiles for the local farming community.

There are several fine 18th and 19th-century buildings including Kingsbarns House built in 1794 by John Corstorphine and a primary school dating from 1822 which is the oldest still in use in Fife. Kingsbarns once had a railway station, which opened on the Fife Coastal Railway in 1883, but this entire line closed in 1965. The village was designated a conservation area in 1973.

To the south is Cambo House and Garden.

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