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St Bridget's Chapel - Dalgety Bay, Fife

St Bridget's Chapel, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland

From a height of about 110 feet (34 metres) from over the beach.

Looking towards the north these show the ruins of St Bridget’s Chapel on the shoreline of the Firth of Forth at the eastern edge of Dalgety Bay.


St Bridget's Chapel, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland

The chapel was built before 1170 and was used until about 1830.

It was owned by the canons of Inchcolm Abbey on the island just over a mile away to south-east.

The chapel was reshaped by the Protestant Reformation in 1560 or thereabouts and again in the early 1600s by the addition of an upper floor (on the left as we look) for the use of the Chancellor of Scotland and his family. He liked a bit of comfort when he worshipped, seemingly.

It fell out of use in 1830. The congregation moved to a new site and the bell was moved along the coast to Aberdour.


St Bridget's Chapel, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland

The chapel is cared for by Historic Scotland and entry is free.

From 120 feet (37 metres) and a little offshore you can see in this image the very close proximity of the kirk to the gardens of the houses in the eastern end of Dalgety Bay.

A footpath runs between the kirk and the houses and part of it can just be seen in the back right in these photographs.

Although entry is free, close access by car or by wheelchair is a little tricky.




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