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Situated on the outskirts of the village on the eastern shoreline. It has a rather romantic ruined chapel and a mort house where bodies could be stored prior to burial in order to deter body snatchers in the 18th century. Many old and interesting gravestones...More
I parked at the east end of Limekilns and walked along the coastal path to the Churchyard passing Windylaw Heritage path which was used by coffin bearers on their way to the churchyard some even being carried from Dunfermline.There is a nice seated area just...More
There is little here but some old walls and overgrown gravestones but it is interesting to wander around and the nearby paths can take you on nice walks either along the coast to Limekilns and Charlestown or inland through Lord Elgin's estate
As the body snatchers were clamped down on in Edinburgh in the early 19th century, they began coming over in a boat to Fife to steal a newly laid corpse.Hence Rosyth Old churchyard,found in Limekilns,had a morthouse and mortsafes by 1825.It is now a ruin.The...More