Pilkenbare

Pilkenbare FGN F NO455273 1 352 10m

    Pilkhembare 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Pikembrae 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
    Pilkenbare 1919 x 1923 OS 6 inch 2nd revision [see discussion, below]

Sc pilk ‘em bare

‘Strip or rob them bare’; a humorous name denoting land which was hard to gain a living from, or a holding whose rent was considered extortionate. See Pilkhambrae # ATL (PNF 1) for the same name.

    Formerly a house by the road between Lawhouses and Tayport, it later became applied to the triangular field centred at the above NGR, east of the Tayport-Lawhouses road, and west of the FGN/FPC boundary (OS 6 inch 2nd revision).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4