Cardenden

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Coordinates: 56°07′59″N 3°15′00″W / 56.133°N 3.250°W / 56.133; -3.250

Cardenden
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Houses in Cardenden
Cardenden is located in Fife
Cardenden
Cardenden
 Cardenden shown within Fife
OS grid reference NT2295
Council area Fife
Lieutenancy area Fife
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOCHGELLY
Postcode district KY5
Dialling code 01592
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glenrothes
Scottish Parliament Cowdenbeath
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Cardenden (About this sound listen ) is a Scottish town located on the South bank of the River Ore in the parish of Auchterderran, Fife. It is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) North-West of Kirkcaldy. Cardenden was named in 1848 by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway for its new railway station. A former mining town, Cardenden had a reported population of 448 in 1891 that had increased to 2992 as of 2009.

Areas of Cardenden include Auchterderran, Bowhill, Dundonald, the Jamphlars, New Carden and Woodend. In 2008, plans were announced to create an ecovillage of 5,000 homes on a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) site[1]

Last Scottish duel[edit]

It is reported that last duel on Scottish soil took place in a field at Cardenbarns to the south of Cardenden. On 2 August 1826, a Kirkcaldy merchant named David Landale fought a duel with George Morgan, a Kirkcaldy banker and retired Lieutenant from the 77th Regiment of Foot. Morgan was killed by wounds received from a pistol ball. Landale was tried and subsequently cleared of his murder at Perth Sheriff Court.

The original pistols that David Landale used in the duel are housed in the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. The duel was the subject of an episode of Timewatch on BBC television, broadcast on 9 February 2007 entitled "The Last Duel".[2] The site is now the location of the Fife Community Off Road Motorcycle Club.

Sport[edit]

Cardenden is home to the junior football club Dundonald Bluebell.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Lee Davis Ryan Martin

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blueprint for eco-town unveiled". The Scotsman. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Timewatch The Last Duel". BBC News Magazine. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-18.