Coalyard Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
SSE coalyard + SSE hill
The name appears from the OS maps to refer to the eastern part of a hill that rises to 32 m, on the summit of which are the remains of a souterrain (NO503009). Although there is no coal-mine on record here, there was coal-mining activity in the area, with a coal-mine on the west side of Elie and one on the east side of St Monans (see Coal Farm PIT).
According to local tradition, Kirsty Wilson was burned on this hill as a witch, and the field here on Ardross farm is called Kirsty Wilson in her memory.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3