Northbank

Northbank CMN SSL S NO482107 1 363 160m

North Bank 1815 SAUL MEP 17 [a farm on the estate of Lathockar]
Nibank 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [presumably in error for N.bank]
North Bank 1828 SGF
North Bank 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc north + Sc bank

‘Northwards facing bank (sloping land)’. A substantial farm-steading beside the Largo–St Andrews road, it lies due west of Lathockar, and was a division of that estate, as is clear from SAUL MEP 17 (1815). Assumption Index identifies this with the Northbank which frequently heads sixteenth- and seventeenth-century lists of lands belonging to St Andrews Priory, but this is unlikely (see North Bank SSL). It is not shown on Ainslie/Fife (1775), which instead shows Failhill at or near Northbank.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3