Denbeath WMS S NT3698 1 385

Denbeath 1952 TSA, 531 [‘about this time (1665) the “Happy Mine” at Denbeath was being opened up’]230
Denbeath 1960 OS 1 inch 7th Series

This appears to be a relatively new coining. The only settlement shown on Ainslie/Fife (1775) and /East Fife (1827) where Denbeath is today is Bankburn. The first element seems to be taken from the name of the burn, now mainly conduited, called the Den Burn in a charter of 1616: the Denburn (lie Denburne), which runs between the said lands of Buckhaven and the lands of Methil (qui currit inter dictas terras de Bukhevin et terras de Mu<t>hell (Methil, printed Muchell) RMS vii no. 1536). The same burn gives its name to Roy (1753) Denhead, which is shown in roughly this area. The Den Burn is also shown on OS 6 inch 1st edn. (1855). It is not to be confused with another Den Burn, the old name of the Kingslaw Burn, which flows through Wemyss Den, then through East Wemyss, and which formed the march between the lands of Easter Wemyss and Wester Wemyss in 1556 (Fraser, Wemyss i, p. 146).231

/dɛn biθ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1