Frostleys

Frostleys # KCQ S NO4509 2

Frostleis 1476 RMS ii no. 1245 [associated with lands of Rires]
le Frostleis 1477 RMS ii no. 1302
(lands of) Frostleys 1504 RMS ii no. 2824 [in barony of Rires (Reras)]
Frost laiffis 1545 x 1555 N. Berwick Cart. xxiii [‘set to Maister Wilzem Cock the teynd chaiwis (teind sheaves) of Fawfieldis (Falfields KCQ) and Frost laiffis’]
Frostleyis 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [Robert Forbes, in barony of Rires]
Frostleyes 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Frost leyis 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
<F>rostleys 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [has Trostleys in error for Frostleys]
Frostleys 1786 Sasines no. 1447

Sc frost + Sc lea

‘Frosty grasslands, grasslands prone to frost’. The NGR above, inferred from Blaeu (Gordon) Fife, suggests that Frostleys is probably north-facing and lies at about 200 m, both of which would explain the name.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3