Common KGH S NT238877 1 395 145m
Common 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Common 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [second m indicated by suspension mark]
Common 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Common F<ar>m 1828 SGF
Common 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Lying right on the KGH/BUI boundary, its name indicates that it was created out of land shared by both parishes, probably (though not necessarily) as commonty. Compare also Common Rocks, off the coast between Aberdour and Burntisland, through which the ABO/BUI parish boundary runs, and in which inhabitants of both parishes had rights, as witnessed by the clashes between the two groups over oyster-fishing there in the mid-nineteenth century.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1