Chesterhill (possible) (site of)
Chesterhill, of which no trace now remains, was a large mound which has been suggested as a possible motte and castle site.
The mound, which is now built over, is said to have had a well in the middle of it and has been linked to the “Mothlaw” (moot law) of Anstruther mentioned in 1590, although there is some doubt about the accuracy of this and the “Mothlaw” may in fact have stood in Anstruther Easter rather than Anstruther Wester.
A few years before 1792 two skeletons were discovered on the mound in what sounds like a cist. This may indicate that the mound was actually a barrow or cairn, although this wouldn’t preclude its reuse as a motte.
Alternative names for Chesterhill