Unthank FAL S NO283070 1 45m

Onthank 1804 Sasines no. 6859 <p.46> [‘land on the north side of Fruchie called Onthank’]
Unthank 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc unthank

‘Land held without consent’, hence a ‘squatter farm’ (DOST). It is also possible that it refers simply to poor land which was considered difficult to work. The name also appears in Unthank LAR (below) and Winthank CMN (PNF 3); in the latter instance it was coined no later than the late twelfth century. It is now the name of a cottage on the north edge of Freuchie.

    /ˈʌnθaŋk/ or /ˈʌnθəŋk/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2