Inchyra (site of)
The lands of Inchyra are first mentioned in the 12th century and there is thought to have been a castle here although nothing of it now remains.
In the 1280s Duncan, Earl of Fife, granted to Sir Nicholas de Haya the lands of Inchyra and Cascarthylk, which David of Inchyra had surrendered to Hugh of Lochore who was described as “the earl’s special attorney”. Hugh was sheriff of Fife in 1289, the younger Constantine was sheriff in 1290 and Hugh was again in 1293.
The property is marked on Pont’s late 16th century map as Ensyira and is shown to the south of the Cairnie Pow where it flows into the River Tay, to the north-west of Pitfour.
Its exact location has now been lost so I have placed it at Inchyra village pending further research.
Ultimately it was replaced by Inchyra House to the north-east.
Alternative names for Inchyra
Ensyira; Incherry; Incheyreth; Inchira; Inchshiral; Inshyra; Inshyray; Insyir