Denett Burn

Denett Burn ~ KRY W NO597056 1 374 0m

Denett Burn 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision

? + Sc burn

The watercourses in this part of Fife have been thoroughly re-routed by field-drains and modern improvements. It is very difficult to say where any particular modern burn ran before such changes. The Denett Burn may represent the un-named burn shown by Blaeu (Gordon) Fife flowing into the sea on the west side of (and presumably driving) Caiplie Mill (Capley Mil). Ainslie/Fife (1775), however, shows no watercourse by Kipla Mill, but instead shows a burn which may or may not be the Denett Burn flowing into the sea several hundred metres east of the mill.

The Denett Burn may possibly be the rivulus Arimaldorth’ and/or the sicketus de Muncrethin of the charter of 1235 cited in KRY Introduction (NLS Acc. MS 8487), q.v. for more details. However, the 1235 watercourse is probably further to the west than the Denett Burn.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3