Kirkton

Kirkton BUI S NT230863 1 395 30m SOF

Kirkton 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Kirktoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
the Kirktoune 1672 Blyth 1948, 75
Kirktown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Kirktown 1828 SGF

Sc kirktoun

This refers to the settlement beside the medieval parish church of Kinghorn Wester. The Kirkton is still the name of the northern part of Burntisland, beside the ruins of the medieval kirk (for more details of which see BUI Introduction above).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1