Bankton KTT S NO308074 2 50m

Bankton c.1750 Roy (P.C.)
Bankton 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Banktown 1767 RHP23507
Banktown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bankton 1793 RHP2581
Bankton 1796 RHP4454 [and Bankton Park]
Bankton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife

Sc bank + Sc toun

‘Farm of the bank or slope’. Bankton farm lay to the south of the main road, in what are now the policies of Chapel (as shown on Roy/c.1750 (P.C.), Ainslie/East Fife and RHP23507). It is at the point where the flat land of the Howe of Fife is beginning to rise up into the Kettle and Cult Hills. Low mounds are visible in the field west of the main drive to Chapel House, and these are probably the remains of Bankton (see also KTT Introduction).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2