Tuesday, 20 March 2007

East Coast of Scotland Pittenweem

East Coast of Scotland Pittenweem

Pittenweem is a fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, east of St Monans. A royal burgh since 1541, it was a thriving trading port and remains an active fishing community with a busy fish market. Several buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries have been restored by the National Trust for Scotland. Kelly Lodging in the High Street dates mainly from the late 16th century and was the town residence of the Earls of Kellie. The Augustinian Priory moved here from the Isle of
May in the 13th century, and the remains of its church are incorporated in the present parish church which incorporated the Tolbooth Tower of 1588. The monastic buildings partly survive, the 15th century gatehouse, the dormitory and the Great House, and the Priors Lodging, remodelled as the rectory in 1840. There is a cave associated with St Fillan.



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