Kinloss House CUP S NO364157 1 362 50m
Springfield 1811 Springfield Plan 1
Springfield 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Springfield House 1898 OS 1 inch 2nd edn
en Kinloss + SSE house
Springfield Plan 1 (1811) shows Fountainfeed in the field immediately north of the steading, and this is presumably the same spring or well that is the source of the name Springfield, ‘field containing a spring or well’.
In an interview conducted in 1992 with Mr and Mrs Addison-Scott of Kinloss House, Mr Addison-Scott informed me that his grandfather had bought the estate in 1887 and renamed it Kinloss House, since some of his family came from that part of Morayshire where Kinloss lies. I assume also that the name-change would have been desirable because of confusion caused by the better-known name-sake in the form of Springfield village (and the associated Springfield Farm), south-west of Cupar and in the same parish.
Springfield Plan 1 (1811) also shows a Mill, the remains of which can still be seen by the burn behind Kinloss Farm. OS Pathf. shows Kinloss Farm beside and to the south-east of Kinloss House.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4