Thornton # LOG F NO387210 2

    Thornton 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Thornton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
    Thornton 1828 SGF
    Thornton 1896 Easter Forret plan [field-name; see discussion]

Sc thorn + Sc toun

‘Farm where thorn trees grow or grew; farm surrounded by a thorn hedge’. This is a late division of the lands of Forret. A field called Thornton appears on the 1896 plan of Easter Forret, centred on the above NGR.[312]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4