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Largoward, a village in Kilconquhar parish, and a quoad sacra parish formed from Kilcouquhar, Largo, Cameron, and Carnbee parishes. The village is 4½ miles NE of Largo railway station, and 6½ SW by S of St Andrews. Pop. (1861) 323, (1871) 325, (1881) 338, of whom 181 were males and 157 females. The quoad sacra parish is in the presbytery of St Andrews and the synod of Fife. The church, originally a chapel of ease, was built in 1835, and contains 400 sittings. Largoward and New Gilston public schools, with respective accommodation for 165 and 90 children, had (1881) an average attendance of 103 and 69, and grants of £90, 2s. 6d. and £69, 2s. Pop. of parish (1871) 1090, (1881) 1103, of whom 582 were in the Kilconquhar section, 211 in the Largo section, 235 in the Cameron section, and 75 in the Carnbee section.

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