Hilton Of Kirkforthar

Hilton Of Kirkforthar MAI KFX S NO307051 1 373 115m SOF

? Hill Forthar 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [north-east of Forthar K<irk>; possibly = Hilton of Kirkforthar MAI, KFX]
Hilton 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. Hilton of Kirkforthar MAI, KFX]

Sc hill + Sc toun + en Kirkforthar

‘Hill-farm, farm on a hill’. The original Hilton was clearly a sub-division of the lands of Forthar, and was further divided between the church lands of Kirkforthar MAI, KFX to the south and the lands of Forthar-(Ramsay) KTT, KFX to the north. On the division of KFX in 1641, Hilton of Forthar was absorbed into KTT, while Hilton of Kirkforthar became part of MAI.

    On OS 6 inch (1856) a Hilton of Kirkforthar is shown, but it does not refer to the OS Pathf. site of this name. Rather it refers to OS Pathf. Hilton of Forthar KTT (NO304054). On the 1856 map, the site of OS Pathf. Hilton of Kirkforthar is marked as a settlement, but is not named.

    See also Kirkforthar MAI below.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2