Whitecroft

Whitecroft # LEU S NO473240 1 10m

    Quhitcroft 1476 RMS ii no. 1245 [‘Tentismuris, Brigende, Quhitcroft’]
    Quhit croft c.1560 s Assumption, 14 [‘Brigend and Quhit croft’]
    Quhitcroftis 1562 Retours (Fife) no. 49 [Bridgend # LEU and Whitecrofts to Thomas Barclay of Rhynd, in barony of Leuchars-Wemyss]
    Quheitcroft 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [and Bridgend; Forbes of Rires]
    Guhyt Croft 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [in error, for Quhyt Croft]
    Whyt croft 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Whytecroft 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1273 [and Bridgend # LEU; Forbes]
    Whitecroft 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Bridgend not shown]
    White Croft 1785 RHP1684 [Bridgend not shown]
    Whitecroft 1828 SGF

Sc white croft

SND defines white croft as ‘a piece of land sub-let from a larger farm and worked by the sub-tenant himself’. The ruins of the settlement can still be seen on the edge of Tentsmuir Forest. The site was recently recorded by Headland Archaeology during an archaeological evaluation of Tentsmuir Forest in advance of felling proposals. The results of the evaluation are contained in two reports deposited with Fife SMR and the NMRS.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4