Rosyth, former parish, Dunfermline

Grid reference

NT 085 828 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

308500 682800







Nearby places

St Margaret's Stone, settle't Dunfermline (1.84 miles)

St Margaret's Hope, Inverkeithing (1.91 miles)

St Margaret's Stone, Dunfermline (2.02 miles)

St Leonard's Place, Dunfermline (2.36 miles)

Abercorn, parish (2.37 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for the ruins of the medieval kirk.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Dunfermline, parish

Parish details

Rosyth now part of Dunfermline DFL

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Rosyth RHX was one of the eight early medieval parishes in Fothrif which belonged to the diocese of Dunkeld. Rosyth RHX, including its detached portion within Dunfermline DFL comprising Logie and Urquhart, was united with Inverkeithing IKG in 1611 (RMS vii no.442 col.4). In 1891 the detached portion went to DFL, while North Queensferry, which had formed a detached portion of DFL within IKG, was made part of the latter. In 1914 the whole of what had been RHX, along with some lands on the western edge of IKG, were attached to DFL for civil purposes, and it is these boundaries which appear on O.S. maps produced after that date. For more details see Stephen 1921, 1-2. See also Inverkeithing High School, 1982, The Story of Rosyth (Inverkeithing, revised edition), which has several old estate maps [which I have photocopies of]..