Lawfield

Lawfield CLS S NO328104 1 362 40m

    Lawfeld 1451 ER v, 466
    Laufeild 1512 RMS ii no. 3741 [to Walter Heriot of Burnturk KTT the lands of Ramornie (Ramorgany) KTT (PNF 2) and Lawfield]
    Lawfeild c.1560 s Assumption, 33 [Lawfield and Minnie’s Green KTT, PNF 2]
    Lawfeild 1653 RMS x no. 183 [Lawfield and Minnie’s Green KTT, pertaining to George Hereot of Ramornie]
    the Lawfield 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 297 [‘S.E. of Daffmill ½ or more is Ballomill, the Lawfield and Peterhead more than two miles E.S.E. from the church’]
    Lawfield 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Lawfield 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc law + Sc field

‘Field on a hill or mound (Sc law)’. There is nothing obvious in the local toponymy that could be called a hill, but Sc law can refer to smaller features, low rises in the ground, such as grave-mounds, mounds of earth or shingle on a river-bank (CSD), and the site of Lawfield may well be seen as answering this description, standing about 5 m above the nearby river and its floodplain.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4