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North Queensferry

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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Queensferry, North, a village of Fife in the detached section of the civil parish of Dunfermline, but (since 1855) in the ecclesiastical parish of Inverkeithing, at the extremity of Ferryhill peninsula, on the N coast of the Firth of Forth, directly opposite Queensferry, and 1¾ mile S of Inverkeithing. William, Bishop of St Andrews, in 1323 gave its chapel of St James to the abbey of Dunfermline; in 1781, after the visit of Paul Jones to the firth, it acquired a battery, long ago dismantled. A favourite summer resort for sea-bathing, it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a railway station, a coastguard station, a Free church, and a public school. Pop. (1831) 434, (1861) 369, (1871) 382, (1881) 360.—Ord. Sur., sh. 32, 1857.

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