Ploughlands Of St Fort

Ploughlands Of St Fort * FGN S NO4025 3

    ane pleugh of Sandford 1391 x 1405 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 B [17th c. Index; see below and Newton FGN]
    West-Plewland de Sandfurd 1521 RMS iii no. 210 [the lands of *West Plougland of St Fort and Flass Hill (Flaschill)]
?   Plewland 1527 RMS iii no. 496 [king to John Lascelles (Lessellis) of Inverdovat ‘those lands of Inverdovat FGN and Ploughland’ (illas terras de Inverduvate et Plewland) with the fishing of the Sea Mills FGN; see discussion]
    Westplewland de Sandfurd 1529 RMS iii no. 822 [*West Ploughland of St Fort and Flasshill (Flashill) FGN; see Flass FGN and Knock Hill FGN]
    West Plewland de Sandfuird 1606 RMS vi no. 1795 [Wm Goldman of Dundee]
    Eist-Plewlandis de Sandfurde 1643 Retours (Fife) no. 635 [Nairn of St Fort]
    W. Plewlands de Santfoord 1695 Retours (Fife) no. 1371 [see Flass FGN]

Sc pleuchland

A division of St Fort FGN, a part of *Ploughlands is first mentioned as a ‘plough of St Fort’ 1391 × 1405 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 B (see Newton FGN for full details). This presumably represents a ploughgate or carucate i.e. c.104 Scots acres of arable (a Scots acre being slightly larger than an imperial acre, viz 1.26 acres). That there was another ploughgate involved emerges from RMS ii no. 1508 (1480), which mentions a carucate of land in the west part of St Fort (Sandford). This is presumably what later became *West Ploughland.

    Plow Lands on Ainslie/Fife (1775) is at c.NO429276, and seems to represent a different Ploughland, one associated with Inverdovat, perhaps also mentioned in 1527 RMS iii no. 496.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4