Spalefield KRY S NO556066 1 374 60m SOF
Spalefield 1828 SGF
Spalefield 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Spatefield 1925 OS 1 inch ‘Popular’ edn [sic]
? Sc spale + Sc field
The first element would appear to be Sc spale ‘splinter, flake’, perhaps in reference to the shape and position of the field, i.e. long and narrow and sticking into a larger field, like a spale or splinter. Alternatively it may be a reference to some characteristic of the soil.
The was also found by Strathmiglo (now Gleneden SLO, PNF 4).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3