Walton CLT S NO353100 1 55m

John Thomsoun in the Valtoun 1595 Laing Chrs. no. 1303
Weltoun 1623 RMS viii no. 586 [in the barony of Cults (Cultis); see *Ruchleas CLT, above]
Welltoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
(lands of) Weltoun 1623 RMS viii no. 586
Waltone 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Welltoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Walton 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Waltown 1771 RHP3649/5 [map entitled ‘Outline of Waltown’]
Walton 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also Walton Hill, the name of the hill]
Walton 1828 SGF
Walton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc wall + Sc toun

‘Well farm’. Compare also Walton ATL and Walton BUI (PNF 1). The farm has given its name to Walton Hill rising to the east, on whose lower slopes it sits and whose summit is in CER parish. The hill itself has given its name to the farm marked Waltonhill at NO363096. The farm of Walton no longer exists.

    RHP3649/5, ‘Outline of Waltown’ (1771), shows The Craig Well, which is no doubt the well after which the settlement was named. The well is at NO362093, and is shown as a spring on OS Pathf. Its waters are shown on the 1771 plan flowing north-west and into a boundary ditch, thus forming the upper reaches of the Cults Burn.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2