Fleecefaulds CER S NO400088 1 374 140m NWF
Fleesfaulds 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Fleefauld 1828 SGF
Fleesfaulds 1850s OS Name Book 17, 34
Fleecefaulds 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc fleece + Sc fauld
Fleefauld on SGF (1828) is obviously an error. It does not occur on Ainslie/Fife (1775), nor in any of the Sasines 1781–1830 or 1872–85. The name underlines the importance of sheep in the local economy, as also does the record of the hanging of Walter Hird of Pyeston MAI for stealing ten sheep from neighbouring Carskerdo in 1515 (Fife Ct. Bk. 15).
It was an outlying part of the Teasses estate, consisting of c.65 acres. Most of the land is now managed as a a nature conservation area and supports rare limestone flora.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2