Temple-hill # CUP S NO3714 3
apud Tempilhil 1508 Knights of St John no. 30 [‘the templelands of Colliston SCO’ (terras templarias de Colistone) granted to John Ballingall (Ballingale) dwelling in Dunbog; the rent to be paid on the morrow after Michaelmas ‘at Temple-hill near the burgh of Cupar’ (apud Tempilhil prope burgum de Cupro)]
Templehill 1645 Retours (Fife) no. 690 [‘temple lands beside Cupar called Skaviecroheard; temple lands called Temple-hill’ (terras templarias juxta Cowpar vocatas Skaviecroheard; terras templarias vocatas Templehill)]
Temple-hill 1670 Retours (Fife) no. 1074 [‘temple lands beside Cupar called Skavie-Croheard; temple lands called Temple-hill beside the said burgh of Cupar’ (terras templarias juxta Couper vocatas Skavie-Croheard; terras templarias vocatas Templehill juxta dictum burgum de Couper)]
Sc temple + Sc hill
‘Hill belonging to the knights templar’. There were two temple lands near Cupar, Temple-hill and the oddly named Skaviecroheard, neither of which can be located with any precision. It is very likely connected with the field-name Skeavy-Brae on the lands of Tailabout, part of the estate of Tarvit, in 1852 (CUPMS 1989.141). Within the burgh of Cupar itself there were two tenements which had originally belonged to this order (1645 Retours (Fife) no. 690).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4