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St. Bridget's Church, Dalgety,Fife.
St. Bridget's Church, part of the former Seton's Dalgety Estate in Fife © 2007

"The Church at Dalgetty with its appurtenances" was first mentioned in a Papal document dated 11 March 1178. A rebuild of the original church was consecrated in 1244 by David de Bernham, the Bishop of St. Andrews and dedicated to St Bridget, the Saint Brigit or Brigid of Kildare in Ireland, who lived from 451 to 525. The village and estate of Dalgety stood at the eastern edge at the head of the coastal bay in Fife, but the ivy-clad ruins of the church, or Kirk, are all that remain.

The lands and estate of Dalgety were acquired by Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline during his tenure at Dunfermline, and his private cottage-residence was at the former house of "Dalgety Lodge". Like the original town, unfortunately it and it's gardens are now long gone. The estate was the tradition family burial grounds until James Seton, 4th Earl of Dunfermline was attainted and the estate was forfeit in 1692.

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