Dunshelt  Fife


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Dunshelt like this:

Daneshalt or Dunshelt, a village in Auchtermuchty parish, Fife, 1¼ mile SE of Auchtermuchty town, under which it has a post office. It is said to have got its name from the Danes' first halting here in their flight from Falkland Moor; and at it are gas-works, a linen factory, farina works, and a public school, which, with accommodation for 83 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 56, and a grant of £41,1 5s. Pop. (1861) 567, (1871) 483, (1881) 414.

Dunshelt through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th November 2021

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