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Culross Palace

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Historical building
Location type: Historical building
Location address: United Kingdom, Fife
Number of texts: 1
4 stars
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The palace, or “Great Lodging”, was constructed between 1597 and 1611 by Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock. Bruce was a successful merchant who had a flourishing trade with other Forth ports, the Low Countries and the Baltic countries. He had interests in coal mining and salt production, and is credited with sinking the world’s first coal mine to extend under the sea.

Linked themes: Technology & engineering, Geology

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