Crostown # DAE S NO410170 3

    3 Corstons 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    3 Corstons 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Crostown 1753 Roy sheet 18, 2 [written with long s]

Sc cross + Sc toun

‘Cross-farm, farm lying across (something), farm at a crossing, farm at or near a cross’. Corston SLO (below) contains the same elements.

    Gordon’s map shows three adjacent settlements, all called Corston, between Todhall DAE and Dairsie Kirk. This would put them at or near the modern main road from Cupar to Guardbridge. On Roy’s map (1753) Crostown is the name applied to a small group of houses on the south side of the road from Cupar to Ferry-Port-on-Craig, which seems to run slightly north of the modern Cupar to Guardbridge road. This would place Crostown a short distance west of the modern village of Dairsie, hence the above NGR.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4