Culross, Fife

  • Balgownie House Hospital

    A hospital was founded on the western side of the village in 1639 by George Bruce, originally of Culross and later of Carnock  for the maintenance of six poor or sick women from the parish.    The hospital was demolis...


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  • Culross Abbey

    This abbey is situated on a hillside overlooking the town of Culross. The Cistercian Abbey was founded by Malcolm the 7th Earl of Fife in 1215 for the monks of Kinloss, Moray. Although the church was built in the thirteenth century the c...


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  • Culross Abbey Carved Cross

    A carved stone cross was discovered in the grounds of Culross Abbey. While not a place of worship in itself, the cross highlights the long association with Christianity on this site, which stretches back into the early medieval period an...

  • Culross Abbey Parish Church

    The location of the 17th century Parish Church of Culross is, like the original Abbey, on a hillside overlooking the coastal town of Culross. After the 16th century Reformation when the abbeys and cathedrals were clos...

    Culross Abbey Parish Church
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  • Culross Abbey, West Lodge

    This building is part of the Culross Abbey complex and was built close to the gateway entrance into the grounds of the abbey. For a full description see separate site Culross Abbey.

  • Culross Free Church

    Culross Free Church is no longer a place of worship and was converted into a private house, Cunninghame House, some time ago. It is situated along the main road through Culross and is rectangular in plan. The south, north ...


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  • Culross Moor Plague Burials

    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland's Canmore database reports a number of burials of plague victims on higher moorland ground above the town of Culross. The location would have been an attemmpt to le...

  • Culross West Church

    Situated to the northwest of Culross in West Kirk Churchyard and surrounded by agricultural land, this was the former parish church of Culross.   It was replaced by the Abbey Parish Church (site number: 1642) by an Act of Parli...


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  • Isolated Burial, Culross

    An isolated burial (likely Christian) was recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland's Canmore database. Its precise location is unclear, but it appears to have been close to the sh...

  • Isolated Burial, Culross

    An isolated burial (likely Christian) was recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland's Canmore database. Its precise location is unclear, but it appears to have been close to the sh...

  • Lord Elgin's Hospital, Culross

    Medieval (and slightly later) hospitals were originally associated with, and often funded by, the established church or abbey as a poor relief, to help those in the parish in need of support, medical treatment and food. They would o...

  • Monks' Well, Culross

    This well is associated with nearby Culross Abbey and it provided the fresh water supply to the medieval abbey complex. It is located on a hillside to the north-west of Culross, close to Ashes Farm. The well is around 2 metres in diamete...

  • St Serf's Chapel, Dunimarle Castle

    St Serf's Church was built as a private chapel for Dunimarle Castle, a mile west of Culross. A fortified castle was built here in the medieval period, making use of the hilltop location and views out across the Forth. This was eventually...

    View of Dunimarle Castle
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  • St. Mungo's Chapel

     

    Situated on the roadside 0.5km from the centre of Culross are the remains of St. Mungo's chapel. The chapel was built in 1503 and marks the site traditionally associated with the birth place of St. Mungo...


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  • St. Serf's Roman Catholic Church

    This church is in a former coal mining settlement and there is evidence of vandalism. It was designed by Reginald Fairlie, a Fife architect who was responsible for the design of a number of Catholic churches in Scotland in the 1920s...


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  • Valleyfield Church of Scotland

    Originally built to house the cashier from the nearby Valleyfield pit in the 1920s, the church has a domestic appearance with both main doors retained from the former semi-detached single storey dwelling.   The front drive has ...


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