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Brief description of site

The early-19th-century designed landscape at Valleyfield was the only Scottish commission of Humphry Repton. The structure of the original landscape survives with a ha-ha and a walled garden sited above the burn that runs through the park. Restoration work is currently being carried out on the walled garden, rustic bridges, stone arch and paths.

Brief history of site

Valleyfield was created in 1802 by Humphry Repton for Sir Robert Preston. The walled flower garden featured a canal about 150 metres long. In the early-1900s the estate was sold to the East Fife Coal Company and part of the parkland was developed as miners' housing. In 1990 part of the original designed landscape was opened as Valleyfield Woodland Park.

Location information:

Locality: Dunfermline

Local Authorities:

Fife

Historical County: Fife

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 65 Grid Ref: NT005872
Latitude: 56.0672 Longitude: -3.59976

Directions:

Valleyfield Woodland Park is about one mile north-east of Culross. There is a southern entrance at Newmills and a northern one near Shiresmill.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Valleyfield Woodland Park is a public park.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1802

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 103

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