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Monday, December 18, 2006

Collessie Kirk

Collessie is a rural village in North Fife clustered around a knoll dominated by the church. The Parish Church, 1838, though too large for the village, is appropriate for the whole parish. The prominently pinnacled tower commands wide views across the Howe of Fife. There are still a few relics of its weaving past, and on the grounds, just west of the church, are two late 18th century detached weaving sheds, one dated 1662. Under a weeping willow the Kirkyard Dyke, 1609, contains a Late Gothic gateway. Strad Cottage, 1839, has stone canopies over the windows. Rose Cottage is a splendid thatched house formed out of three late 18th century weaver's cottages. The Primary School, 1846, integrating both school and house features a belfry. Collessie is worth a visit on any tour of Scotland.

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