Cupar  Fife


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cupar like this:

Cupar, co. town, parl. and royal burgh, and par. with ry. sta., Fife, 5½ m. NE. of Ladybank Junction, 33¾ NE. of Edinburgh, and 424 NW. of London -- par., 5736 ac., pop. 7404; parl. burgh, pop. 5010; royal burgh, pop. 4964; P.O., T.O., 5 Banks, 4 newspapers.Market-day, Tuesday; has considerable trade in corn, besides some malting, brewing, tanning, flax-spinning, and weaving. ...

A mound to the E. of the town, now called School Hill, was formerly occupied by a stronghold of the Macduffs. C. unites with St Andrews, Pittenweem, Crail, East and West Anstruther, and Kilrenny in returning 1 member to Parliament.

Cupar through time

Cupar is now part of Fife district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fife has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cupar itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cupar in Fife | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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