Viewforth

Viewforth LAR S NO431024 1 374 10m SOF

Viewforth 1828 SGF
Viewforth 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Presumably named from its proximity to, rather than its view of, the Forth, since in the latter it is hardly distinguished from many other places in this part of Fife. It may also have been modelled on Viewforth, Edinburgh, which is first mentioned (as the name of a villa) in 1780, near Bruntsfield, a long way from the Forth but with an unimpeded view over the Forth estuary (Harris 2002, 570). The OS Name Book gives no clue as to the origin of the name (97, 37).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2