Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Kirkcaldy. You may be able to find further references to Kirkcaldy in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Kirkcaldy a seaport, a royal and parliamentary burgh, the seat of a presbytery, a market and manufacturing town Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Kirkcaldy.

Place Type of entry Source
Dunnikier seat Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Kirkcaldy within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 4
Samuel Johnson Inch Keith and St. Andrews 1
Samuel Johnson Arbroath and Montrose 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Abbotshall 0 2
Linktown 0 2
Pathhead 0 1
Dysart 0 2
Gallatown 0 2
Kinghorn 8 2
West Wemyss 0 2
Newbigging 0 1
Auchtertool 0 2
Thornton 0 2
Burntisland 5 2
Cardenden 0 2
Auchterderran 0 2
Wemyss 6 2
East Wemyss 0 2
Kinglassie 0 2
Inchkeith 0 2
Lochgelly 0 3
Glenrothes 0 1
Milton of Balgonie 0 2