Garlie Bank

Garlie Bank CER TVX R NO365124 1 362 110m NWF

the Garlie Bank 1790s OSA 220-1 [‘rendered famous by the treaty signed there, on the 13th June of 1559’]
Garley Bank 1824 Statute Labour Trustees, Minute of April 1824 [cited in Deacon 2001, 9]
Garlie Bank 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [marked ‘site of encampment of Queen Regent’s Army 1559)

Sc garly + Sc bank

Sc garly ‘back-lying field, field sloping to the north’; used here either as an adjective or as an existing name, with the addition of Sc bank ‘slope’. It lies on the steep, smooth north-west flank of the Hill of Tarvit. OS Name Book has the following: ‘A small bank extending from Bankfoot house to a little past the two mile stone on the Cupar and Kirkcaldy road; the road runs through the centre of it. It is famous as the place where the truce was signed between Mary of Guise and the Lords of Congregation [in 1559]. The surface is arable. The property of Major Wemyss of Wemyss Hall [now Hill of Tarvit]’ (58, 37). Millar records a slightly different tradition, stating that after the Merkat Cross of Cupar was taken down in 1817, the pillar was given to Colonel Wemyss of Wemysshall, who caused it to be erected on Tarvit hill (i.e. the Hill of Tarvit) to mark the spot where the treaty was signed (1895 i, 129).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2