List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Tents Moor
Tents Moor
Tents Moor
Sheughy-dyke or Tentsmuirs
Peter Bogie Farmer Reres.
James Stenhouse Farmer Commerton.
Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] Page 223.
Co. [County] Map.
Sinclairs Stat. Acct. vol. [Statistical Account volume] 18. p. [page]
Baxter Gray Esqre. Springbank, Broughty Ferry, N.B. [North Britain]
007 [situation] About 1 1/4 Miles North from Kincaple
A large moor situated to the East of the parish of Leuchars, and is bounded on the East by St. Andrews Bay; its surface is chiefly rough pasture with a few scattered furze. some of the tenants use it as a rabbit burrow and others for sheep pasture. The property of Colonel Lindsay Balcarres, and Colonel Long Bromley Hill Kent. It is supposed by those versed in history to have derived its name from the circumstance of the Danes settling there and erecting tents, when they invaded the Eastern coast of Scotland; the tradition in the locality states that during the persecution, the Covenanters deserted their habitations, through fear of their pursuers, and went there and lived in tents, hence the name Tents Moor.

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Parish of Leuchars -- Plan 7.C. Trace 1
[signed] P. McHugh Pte. RS&M [Private, Royal Sappers & Miners]

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