Bondfield

Bondfield # CUP S NO361143 1 50m

    Bondland’ 1294 PRO E101/331/1 B [printed Stevenson, Documents i, 415]
    Bondefeld 1451 ER v, 467 [Ferryfield and Bondfield #]
    Bonefeld 1452 RMS ii no. 580 [lands of Bondfield # and Ferryfield CUP, q.v.]
    Bondfelde 1459 RMS ii no. 686 [Bondfield # and Ferryfield CUP]
    Bonefeld 1489 ER x, 670 [Ferryfield and Bondfield]
    Bonefeild 1601 Retours (Fife) no. 92 [see Arnot’s Comb CUP]
    prope terras de Bonefeildis 1608 RMS vi no. 2157 [Nicholas Baxter, the *Kellylands ‘beside the lands of Bondfield’ and Moat Hill (Montem Placiti)]
    3 acrarum terrarum in Midbondfeild 1623 Retours (Fife) no. 1560
    Bonyfeild 1628 RMS viii no. 2151 [see Kellylands # CUP for more details]
    Midle Bondfeilds 1663 Retours (Fife) no. 938
    Bondfield 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Bondfield 1898 OS 1 inch 2nd edn

Sc bond + Sc field

‘Field of peasant-farmer(s)’. For more on bond, see Elements Glossary, PNF 5. Bondgait, later Bonnygate (q.v.) is the road leading to this field. The earliest surviving name for what is presumably the same place (1294) calls it a land rather than a field.

    On 1856 OS 1st edn. 6 inch it is situated by Gilliesfaulds cross-roads.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4