NT0783 : King's Cellar, Limekilns

taken 8 years ago, near to Limekilns, Fife, Great Britain

King's Cellar, Limekilns
King's Cellar, Limekilns
A grange (granary) for the collection of rents and tithes paid in grain to the monks of Dunfermline Abbey. The reason for its popular name has never been established, although it has presumably something to do with the fact that part of the Abbey was a royal residence known as the Palace. Some features of the grange indicate a 14thC origin. If ever 'blude-red wine', i.e. French claret, as encountered in the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens, arrived by boat, then it could have been unloaded and held here on its way to the Abbey. The building was restored by the landowner, Lord Elgin, in 1911/12 and has been used since as a Masonic Lodge.
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NT0783, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Category
Grange   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 076 834 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.0891N 3:29.0391W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 076 834
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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