Thornton

Thornton BEA DFL S NT125933 1 200m

Thorntoun 1646 Henderson 1865, 18 [Dunfermline Kirk Session Records]
Thornton 1745 x 1755 RHP1266
Thorntown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Thornton 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Thorntown 1828 SGF
Thornton 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.

Sc thorn + Sc toun

‘Farm enclosed by (haw)thorn hedges’. The name exists in OS Pathf. Thornton Wood (NT12 93). A building is marked but not named where Thornton was.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1