St Michaels, settlement, Leuchars

Grid reference

NO 442 228 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

344200 722800

Latitude

56.394260056241606

Longitude

-2.9040180805626585

Altitude (metres)

20

County

Fife

Nearby places

St Bunyan's Well, Leuchars (1.07 miles)

St Bonoc's Chapel, Leuchars (1.23 miles)

Leuchars, parish (1.23 miles)

Forgan, parish FIF (1.94 miles)

St Fillan's Church, Forgan FIF (1.94 miles)

Object Classification

Settlement

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The name is derived from that of Michael Irvine, a publican of the nineteenth century, who kept what must have been a very popular bar at 'St Michael's Inn' (as it appears on OS 6 inch 1st edn, in 1855) (St Andrews Kirk Session, 69 n.3). Nearby OS maps show derived names St Michael's Wood, St Michael's Children's Home, St Michael's Golf Club. For further discussion see Taylor with Márkus iv, 540-1.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Leuchars, parish