Thornton # LOG F NO387210 2
Thornton 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Thornton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Thornton 1828 SGF
Thornton 1896 Easter Forret plan [field-name; see discussion]
Sc thorn + Sc toun
‘Farm where thorn trees grow or grew; farm surrounded by a thorn hedge’. This is a late division of the lands of Forret. A field called Thornton appears on the 1896 plan of Easter Forret, centred on the above NGR.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4