The Kilnheuch

The Kilnheuch * PIT ANR S NO548024 2

cum pecia terre lie Kylheuch 1574 x 1593 RMS v no. 2305 [‘with a piece of land the *Kilnheuch’; see PIT Introduction, Lands and Burgh]
lie Kilheuche 1592 RMS v no. 2144 [see discussion, below]

Sc kiln + Sc heuch

‘The heuch or heugh (steep hill, cliff) associated with a kiln or kilns’. The heuch must refer to the rocky declivity south of the High Street. This emerges from the following description in 1592, locating a tenement belonging to Martin Dishington (Dischingtoun) ‘with a barn and well and its common pasture, in the said burgh (of Pittenweem) above the rocks on the south side of the main street beside the *Kilnheuch belonging to Thomas Steill’ (RMS v no. 2144). [252]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3