Anfield DFL S NT127852 1 90m

Anfield 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Annfield 1828 SGF

pn Anne + SSE field

It was a common practice in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for land-owners to re-name older properties, or name newly created ones, after female members of the family. Anne became a popular woman’s name following the reign of Queen Anne (died 1714). In Fife alone there were at least eight places containing this personal name: Annfield ADN (see under Balgonie ADN), Anfield DFL, Annfield IKG and Annfield # TOB (for which see Oakley CNK) (PNF 1); Annfield # FAL, Annfield KTT and Annfield LAR (PNF 2); and Annsmuir CLS (PNF 4).

The name survives in OS Pathf. Anfield House (which supplies the above NGR) and Annfield Cottage. OS Explorer 367 (2001) has standardised the spellings to Annfield House and Annfield Cottage.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1