Woodfield # KGH S NT253871 1 85m

Wodefeld 1358 ER i 564 [in constabulary of Kinghorn]
(land of) Wodefeild 1369 RRS vi no. 425 [part of the royal lands, with the mill, granted to Sir James Douglas; see Seafield KGH above]
Wodefelde 1372 RMS i no. 415 [cf RRS vi no. 425]
(land of) Wodfeild 1386 Morton Reg. ii no. 177
Wodfeilde 1456 Morton Reg. i app. no. 14 [part of earldom of Morton]
le Wodefelde 1457 Dunf. Reg. no. 452 [see KGH Introduction]
(lands of) Wodfelde 1465 RMS ii no. 832
(land of) Wodfeild 1540 RMS iii no. 2213
Woodfeild 1588 Morton Reg. i no. 153 [with Grangemire (Graingemuir) KGH]
Woodfeild 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Woodfield 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Woodfield Park 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Woodfield 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc wood + Sc field

‘Arable land by a wood’. It lay west of Kinghorn Loch. See Seafield KGH for more details. ‘Wodefeilde, Tyre et Seyfeilde’ has been wrongly transcribed in Reg. Morton as ‘Wodefeildecyre et Seyfeilde’ (1456 Morton Reg. i app. no. 14).

On OS 6 inch 1st edn. (1856) Woodfield is shown as a cottage west of Kinghorn Loch at the above NGR. It had disappeared by the time of the OS 1 inch 2nd edn. (1897).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1