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Dalgety

Fife: About 2 miles south-west of Aberdour, on minor roads south of A921, just east of Dalgety Bay, to north of St Bridget’s Kirk, at Dalgety.

 

HES   NT 169838 [?]   OS: 65   KY11 9LH

 

OPEN: St Bridget’s Kirk is in the care of HES and is open to the public (walk from car park).

Web: www.historicenvironment.scot

Laird's quarters, St Bridget's Kirk at Dalgety is a fascinating old church with a domestic block at one end, built by the Setons, in a pretty wooded spot by the sea, near the new town of Dalgety Bay in Fife in central Scotland. St Bridget's Kirk, Dalgety: laird's quarters (© Martin Coventry)

Nothing survives of Dalgety House, the location speculative. Only ‘Dalgatie K.’ is marked on Blaeu’s map of Fife, but on Blaeu’s map of west Fife ‘Dalgotie’ is marked some distance inland from the church.

Carved gravestone with skull, St Bridget's Kirk at Dalgety is a fascinating old church with a domestic block at one end, built by the Setons, in a pretty wooded spot by the sea, near the new town of Dalgety Bay in Fife in central Scotland. St Bridget's Kirk, Dalgety: skull on gravestone (© Martin Coventry)

This was the favourite residence of Sir Alexander Seton, Earl of Dunfermline and Chancellor of Scotland, who died at Pinkie House in 1622 and was son of George Seton, 5th Lord Seton. Lillias Drummond, his first wife, died at Dalgety in 1601 (see Fyvie Castle). Seton and Lillias (and also his second and third wives) are buried in the now ruinous shell of nearby St Bridget’s Kirk [NT 169838] at Dalgety, where there is a burial vault and laird’s loft (a separate extension, like a small tower house). There are several interesting old burial markers and monuments in and around the church. James, the 4th Earl, was forfeited for supporting the Jacobites in the 1689-90 Rising and died in poverty abroad and without heirs.

St Bridget's Kirk at Dalgety is a fascinating old church with a domestic block at one end, built by the Setons, in a pretty wooded spot by the sea, near the new town of Dalgety Bay in Fife in central Scotland. St Bridget's Kirk, Dalgety (© Martin Coventry)

  There was a village of Dalgety, which stood near the church, but there are no remains.

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