Springfield ~ CUP S NO341119 1 362 45m
Springfield 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown in MML]
Springfield 1828 SGF [a small village = OS Pathf. Springfield (village)]
Springfield 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
SSE spring + SSE field
Presumably ‘field in which a spring flows’. However, in England the common field-name Spring Field is interpreted as “probably ‘land adjoining, or containing, a wood’, though some of the names may mean ‘land adjoining, or containing, a well or source of a stream’; the common idea is of bursting forth or jutting out, and it is not certain which of the two meanings is older [OE spring]” (Field 1989, 215). Both these interpretations are given by Harris in his analysis of Springfield, Pilrig and Springfield, South Queensferry (2002, 532).
The above NGR is that of the village Post Office. OS Pathf. also has Springfield Farm (q.v. below), East Springfield Farm (now part of the village) and Springfield Wood.
There was another, quite separate, place called Springfield in CUP, to the north of the town. It is now called Kinloss, which see for more details. There was also Springfield SCO (PNF 2) and Springfield SSL # (PNF 3).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4