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Sunday, 28 December 2008

St Monans Parish East Neuk of Fife Scotland

St Monans Parish, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. " The parish of St Monans stands on the shores of the Firth of Forth. It is bounded by Pittenweem, Elie, Kilconquhar and Carnbee. The parish extends about one mile along the coast and about one and half miles from north to south. The fishing village of St Monans, where the majority of the parishoners live, is situated nearly halfway between Elie and Pittenweem. It is a Burgh of Barony, governed by its baron Bailies and Council. There is a Sea Box Society connected with the village; Savings Banks and other social and benevolent institutions. The St Monans villagers catch great quantities of herring, cod, ling, haddock, etc. The inhabitants of the landward parts are chiefly employed in agriculture. " Edited from Westwood's Directory for the counties of Fife and Kinross published 1862.

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