Abercrombie, Fife

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Abercrombie (Gaelic: Obar Chrombaidh, "over Cromarty") is a hamlet in Fife, situated around 0.8 miles to the north of the village of St Monans, and roughly 8.4 miles south of the town of St Andrews. Abercrombie was the former name of the parish of St Monans,[1] although both Abercrombie and St Monans had churches.

The hamlet is centered on Abercrombie Farmstead, which was built on the site of a 13th century building.[1] The lands of Abercrombie have been farmed by the Stewart family for many generations and they own the adjoining farmland of Craigiewells, just north of St Monans.

The land around Abercrombie was formerly owned by the Sandilands family and Sir James Sandilands was raised to the Peerage of Scotland as Lord Abercrombie in 1647. Lord Abercrombie wasted his estates following the death of his father and had to sell his properties in Fife in 1649. The title became extinct on the death of the second Lord Abercrombie in 1681.[2]

Coordinates: 56°13′02″N 2°46′38″W / 56.21722°N 2.77722°W / 56.21722; -2.77722

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Abercrombie, Fife". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 17 February 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/abercromby.htm