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Brief description of site

Thornton Memorial Park has three football pitches, a sensory garden and a pavilion. It commemorates the dead of both World Wars. There are memorial gates with commemorative tablets on the gate piers.

Brief history of site

The site was unveiled on September 25th, 1921, by Sir Ralph Anstruther.

Location information:

Address: Park Place, Thornton, Fife, KY1 4AE

Locality: Glenrothes

Local Authorities:

Fife; Thornton, Stenton and Finglassie South

Historical County: Fife

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 59 Grid Ref: NT291974
Latitude: 56.164 Longitude: -3.14322

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: Commemorative

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1921

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8.09

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