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Ordnance Survey [Map] Name Books, 1854

Ordnance Survey name books (or "original object name books") were logbooks produced by the Ordnance Survey as part of their work in creating the first national detailed large-scale map of Britain. It was essential that the names recorded on the map were the right ones and were spelled correctly (experience in Wales had caused them many problems).
The two-man team, Capt. R D Kerr, Royal Engineers and James Carpenter, an Ordnance Survey Civil Assistant, sought out local land owners and long-term residents to ensure that the information they had was correct. The main main points were the name of the object and its spelling. At least two opinions were sought to confirm the name. However they also noted descriptive details about the features.
The name books were amended and added to when they were returned to headquarters in London before final decisions were taken on which names to include on the finishd maps and which to omit. Conflicting names seem to have been resolved in the land owner’s favour.
The books contain the first written descriptions of many local buildings and features. The books were signed off by .
Although written in 1854, these notebooks remained unpublished until they were scanned by the ScotlandsPlaces team in 2013.

The originals are at the National Records of Scotland, OS1/13, and can be viewed at ScotlandsPlaces. The source references are OS1/13/ (for Fife & Kinross Name Books), then volume, then page.

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List of names to be corrected if necessaryOrthography, as recommended to be used in the new plansOther modes of spelling the nameAuthorities for these other modes of spelling when knownSituationDescriptive remarks or other general observations which may be considered of interest Source
-[signed] James Carpenter, C. Asst., 19th July 1854. OS1/13/32/80
-[signed] R D Kerr, Capt. R.E., 25 August 1854. OS1/13/32/80
AbercraigAbercraigAbercraig; Abercraig; AbercraigJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; John Just, Clarville; Alexander Dingwall, Newport Seamills.About 1/4 of a mile West of Tayfield House.This is a villa built on the craig overlooking the sea. It is two storeys high with garden. It is occupied by Misses Berry whose property it is.LocationOS1/13/34/7
Ballast BankBallast BankBallast Bank; Ballast BankJames Hay, Pilot; Capt. W.H. McDougal R.N., Scotscraig.In the North side of the River Tay and West of Craig Pier.A long narrow stripe of sand bank situated between the high and low water mark in the River Tay. OS1/13/33/34
Barns LawBarns LawBarns Law; Barns LawMr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; John Black, Roseberry.About 1/4 of a mile N.N. East of Kirktonbarns.A prominent rocky knowe partly cultivated, and interspersed with patches of furze and rocky pasture. It forms part of the farm of Kirktonbarns and is the property of David Gillespie Esq. Montquhannie. OS1/13/34/25
Barns Law [cancelled see page 25]Barns LawBarns Law; Barns LawMr. Bett, Pickletillhem; David Maill, NewportA little north from Kirktonbarns.A small arable hill on the farm of Kirktonbarns. On its summit is a trig. station. OS1/13/34/12
Broadheugh VillaBroadheugh VillaBroadheugh Villa; Broadheugh VillaJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the North West end of the Village of Newport.A small house built in the Elizabethan style two stories high and in good repair. There is a large garden attached. Occupied by Mr. Murdock. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/46
Camp (ancient)FortCamp; CampMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.S.W. of the Mansion House of St. Fort.This is a very large camp of an elliptical form, consisting of mounds or embankments of earth, and situated on the top of a small hill, now planted. Regarding this camp, excepting its existence, nothing else is known. [Added in red:] From the shape, size, construction and situation of this object it would appear to be a British Hill Fort, therefore Fort as usual to be written on Plan in Old English. OS1/13/34/15
Castle HillCastle HillCastle Hill; Castle HillJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseAbout 2 1/8 miles S.S.W. of the Village of Newport.A small eminence the surface of which is arable. [On its summit there is the site of a supposed Roman Camp. - deleted] It is situated on the Newton farm. From the circumstance of the name there is reason to suppose that there was a fort on this eminence at some remote time but at present there no appearance of such. OS1/13/33/47
Castle Street [entire entry deleted - no explanation given]Castle StreetCastle Street; Castle StreetMr J Young, a resident; Mr Rhind, SeacraigA row of good dwelling houses two stories high and slated with gardens attached and pleasantly situated at the north side of [Marytown - deleted] Easter Newport. OS1/13/32/65
CauldhameCauldhameCauldhame; CauldhameMr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant, Easter FriartonAbout 1 5/8 miles East of St. Fort House.Two rows of small thatched cottages on the farm of Kirktonbarns, occupied by the labourers of Mr. James Buist and property of David Gillespie Esq.LocationOS1/13/34/19
CausewayheadCausewayheadCausewayhead; Causewayhead; CausewayheadMr. Frall, Tenant; Mr. J. Black Farmer, Roseberry; Johnston's Co. Map.About 3/4 of a mile S.W. by W. of the Mansion House of Scotscraig. A good dwelling house two stories high and slated with offices and a large arable farm attached. The farm steading is in good repair and slated and is the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/63
ChapelhouseChapelhouseChapelhouse; Chapelhouse; ChapelhouseJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.About 4 chains S of Newport Inn in the South side of the Village of Easter Newport.A small house two stories high and in good repair with a small garden attached. Occupied by Mr Smith, Factor. The property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/71
Chester HillChester HillChester Hill; Chester HillDavid Maill Newport; David Gulland Chesterhill.Nearly ½ a mile S.W. of the Mansion House of Scotscraig.A small hill on the farm of Causewayhead its surface consists of rocky pasture and furze and on top of it is a small dwelling house called Chesterhill. OS1/13/32/74
ChesterhillChesterhillChesterhill; ChesterhillDavid Maill Newport; David Gulland Chesterill.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.W. of the Mansion Ho. of Scotscraig.A small dwelling house one storey high in good repair built for and occupied as a hinds dwelling on the farm of Causewayhead.LocationOS1/13/32/74
Church (in ruins)St Fillan's or Forgan Church (Ruins of)Church (in Ruins); Church (in RuinsJames Buist Kirktonbarns; Mr. Smith Parish SchoolUpwards of 1/4 of a mile S.W. of Kirktonbarns farmhouse.A ruin in the centre of Forgan burial ground. It was the parish church till about the year 1838 when it became untenable in consequence of which the present church was built. The [whole of the - deleted] walls are still entire but it is considered that they will not be long so, as the stones of the building are a selling to different persons. This church at one time belonged to the priory of St. Andrews at which time it was called St. Fillans. [Notes: ] "This parish was also anciently called St. Phillans from the church having been dedicated to that Saint" - Leightons Hist. of Fife. "Forgan, alias St. Phillans is the name of the parish on the Communion cups made in the year 1652 it is spelled Forgon." Old Stat. Acct. Vol 16 p.88. "This parish is named Forgan or St. Phillans." (New Stat. Acct. of Fife page 505.) [Added in red: ] From all the written accounts it appears that the old parish church was dedicated to St. Fillan and also that the name in ancient times was applied to the parish. The spelling St. Fillan appears to be the proper mode of spelling as it is spelled so in all the accounts of the saints life also in the writings of Sir Walter Scott and also in the Old Stat. Acct. in referring to the many churches that were dedicated to the Saint.LocationOS1/13/34/23
Church (Ph)ChurchChurch; ChurchRevd. Mr. [An - deleted] Thompson, Forgan Manse; Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns.About 1 mile E.N.E. of St. Fort House.A neat and well constructed rectangular building erected about the year 1838 in consequence of the Old Church being previous to that time getting into a dilapidated state. It is seated to contain 600, has an average attendance of 400 and yearly communicants 350. The present Incumbent is the Revd. Mr. Thompson whose salary is, Wheat 8 Bolls 2 Firlots 1 Peck 1 Lippie, Barley 118 Bolls 2 Firlots 1 Peck 1 Lippie and £8.6.8 in money.LocationOS1/13/34/18
Clarville [cancelled entry]ClarvilleJohn Just, Proprietor; James Shepherd, Newport Pier; George Just, Laura PlaceThis is a newly erected villa of two storeys with garden occupied by the proprietor Mr. John Just, builder.LocationOS1/13/34/10
Cliff TerraceCliff TerraceCliff Terrace; Cliff TerraceMr. Frall Causewayhead; Mr. John Black Roseberry.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.W. by S. of the Mansion House of Scotscraig.A neat villa pleasantly situated on a rocky eminence and surrounded with trees and shrubs. The house is 2 stories high, in good repair and slated, and has some offices and a small but neat garden attached, and is the property and residence of Miss Berry.LocationOS1/13/32/63
Cows HoleCows HoleCows Hole; Cows HoleRobert Just, Joiner, Newport; Peter Ramsay, Woodhaven.Nearly 1/4 of a mile S.W. of the village of Newport.A small rocky inlet on the southern side of the Tay and on the high water mark. It is situated immediately below Fishers Cottage. OS1/13/33/40
Craig HeadCraig HeadCraig Head; Craig HeadJohn Rogers Tenant Northfield; Mr. Rhind MarytownNearly 1/4 of a mile N.N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A small headland on the sea side north of "Craighead" farm N.E. of Marytown and the property of Mr. Berry of Tayfield OS1/13/32/64
Craig Pier [in Dundee parish]Craig PierCraig Pier; Craig PierJames Hay,Pilot. Capt. W.H. McDougall R.N., Scotscraig.On the North side of the Tay and East of the Ballast Bank.A strong and firmly built stone pier projecting from the high to low water mark on the left side of the river Tay It was built by the government as a place of landing and departure for a ferry boat across the river Tay at this point and is still used exclusively for the same but it is now the property of the Midland Railway Company. OS1/13/33/34
CraigheadCraigheadCraighead; Craighead; CraigheadJohn Scott Tenant; Mr. Rhind Newport; Johnston's Co. Map.About 6 or 7 chains E.N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A farm house with offices and a large arable farm attached. The farm steading is in good repair and slated and is the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/65
Craighead CottageCraighead CottageCraighead Cottage; Craighead Cottage; Craighead CottageJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.About 1/4 of a mile N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A small farm house one story high with offices, all in good repair. There is a garden and a small arable farm attached. Tenanted by Mr. Fyffe. The property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/81
Craighead Rock [cancelled - see "Craig Head"]Craighead RockCraighead Rock; Craighead Rock; Craighead RockJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsNearly 1/4 of a mile North of the village of Easter NewportA small rock between high and low water. Situated immediately below Craighead Cottage. OS1/13/32/73
Davie Lowe BankDavie Lowe Bank; Davie Lowe Bank; Davie Lowe Bank; Davie Lowe Bank; Davie Lowe BankJohn Berry Esq, Tayfield; James Hay, Pilot, Newburgh; James Buist, Gauldry; David Murdoch; Mr. Johnston, FincraigsAbout 3/4 of a mile North of the Village or Hamlet of Woodhaven.A large sand bank in the middle of the Tay, two small points only of which are visible at low water. OS1/13/33/46
Dog BankDog BankDog Bank; Dog BankJames Hay,Pilot; Capt. W.H. McDougal R.N., Scotscraig.About 2 miles North of the village of Balmerino.A large flat tract of sand bank situated between the high and low water mark in the River Tay and covered at every tide it is extensive aAnd of very undefined limits. OS1/13/33/33
Drybrae HoleDrybrae HoleDrybrae Hole; Drybrae Hole; Drybrae HoleJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsUpwards of 1/4 of a Mile North of the Village of Easter Newport.A small inlet at high water mark situated a little to the east of Craighead Rock. OS1/13/32/73
Drybrae ScalpDrybrae ScalpDrybrae Scalp; Drybrae Scalp; Drybrae ScalpJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsAbout 3/8 of a mile N.N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A small sand bank between high and low water. On the property of John Berry Esqr. of Tayfield. OS1/13/32/72
Easter FriartonEaster FriartonEaster Friarton; Easter Friarton; Easter Friarton; E. FriartonMr. Oliphant, Farmer, Easter Friarton; Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Voters Register; Johnston's Co. Map.About 1 1/4 miles E.N.E. of St. Fort House.A well constructed house two storeys high with excellent offices in good repair and farm attached occupied by Mr. Oliphant, Farmer and property of Henry Stewart Esq.LocationOS1/13/34/17
Easter NewportEaster NewportEaster Newport; Easter Newport; Easter Newport; Easter NewportJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents; Voters Register Co. Fife.In the W.N.W. portion of the Parish of Forgan and on the Southern bank of the Firth of Tay.A small village extending east from William Street to James Street, and south from Tay Street to Queen Street. It is composed of six small streets at right angles to each other. The principal buildings are the Free Church and Free Church School; the rest are composed of small villas with gardens attached which are let to summer visitors. There are a few cottages with gardens attached occupied by working people. There are three grocers, one public house, one smithy and one wrights shop. The inhabitants are composed of gardeners, labourers etc. It is feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield and is situated to the east of Newport. OS1/13/32/78
Eel CraigEel CraigEel Craig; Eel Craig; Eel CraigJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsAbout 3 chains West of the Village of Easter Newport.A small rock between high and low water. situated immediately below the West end of Tay Street. OS1/13/32/80
Esky LochEsky LochEsky Loch; Esky LochMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South FriartonAbout 3/8 of a mile S.S.W. of the Mansion House of St. Fort.This is a small pond in one of the parks of St. Fort demesne, it is formed by drainage, is dry in very hot weather, and used for pleasure in winter. OS1/13/34/15
F.C. ManseManseF.C. Manse; F.C. ManseMr. Thoms Esq. Writer Marytown; Mr. Rhind Seacraig Marytown.In the south side of the village of Easter Newport and 10 chains east of the Free Church.A neat building two stories high and slated and surrounded by a neat garden. Erected by the Free Church Congregation for the accommodation of their pastor, the Revd. Neil Mc Leod whose salary with Manse is £160.LocationOS1/13/32/69
F.C. SchoolSchoolF.C. School; F.C. School; F.C. SchoolJohn Hislop Teacher; Rev. Neil McLeod Manse; Mr. Rhind Marytown.On the North Side of William Street in the Village of Easter Newport.A large and commodious school room recently erected and in connexion with the Free Church. The average number of scholars is 60 boys and 30 girls. The branches taught are those usually taught in parish schools. The teachers salary amounts to about £70 viz. £11.10/- from the Congregation, £11 from the F. Church Education Committee & £25.10/- from Government - and also the fees from scholars. Mr. John Hislop is the teacher. [Added in red :] School only to be written as it is so near the Free Church.LocationOS1/13/32/68
Fishers CottageFishers CottageFishers Cottage; Fishers CottageJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseNearly 1/4 of a mile S.W. of the village of Newport.A small house one story high and in good repair with a garden attached. Tenanted by Mrs. Petrie. The property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/33/40
FlassFlassFlass; Flass; FlassJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Johnston's Co. MapUpwards of 3/4 of a mile South of the village of Newport.A large farm house two stories high with offices and thrashing machine all in good repair. There is a garden and a large arable farm attached. Tenanted by D. Knox. The property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/33/47
Free ChurchFree ChurchFree Church; Free Church; Free ChurchRevd. N. McLeod Manse; John Hislop School; Mr. Rhind MarytownOn the North side of William Street in the Village of Easter Newport.A plain but neat edifice recently erected. And used as a place of worship by the Free Church Congregation in Newport, and its vicinity. It is well furnished with pews and seats but has no gallery and contains sittings for 400 hearers - average number of communicants 220, and is generally well attended. There is a small belfry and bell.LocationOS1/13/32/68
Gowk CraigGowk CraigGowk Craig; Gowk CraigDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs; Alexander Russell, Farmer, Newton.About 1/4 of a mile South West of the farm house of Newton.A small rocky precipice on the Newton farm. It was once a preaching station of the Covenanters. OS1/13/33/37
Gowrie HillGowrie HillGowrie Hill; Gowrie Hill; Gowrie HillJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.On the East side of the Village of Easter Newport.A small eminence the surface of which is wood, rocks and arable. On the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield. OS1/13/32/80
Graveyard (ancient)Burial Ground (Hay Family)Graveyard (ancient)Mr. Wilkie, farmer Morton; Mr. Black, farmer, Channel.Upwards of a mile E.S.E. of Kirktonbarns.This is a small square enclosure surrounded by substantial stone walls about ten feet high; it is situated near the Farmhouse of Morton. It is a private Graveyard or Burial Ground belonging to the Laird of Morton, in whose family the lands of Morton have been for several centuries past. It is a very ancient graveyard as appears by a stone tablet over the entrance on which the date 1648, with armorial bearings etc. and the initials H. HE. P. The proprietor is John Hay Esq. of Morton. [Added in red ink: ] In the south east extremity of the parish is Morton, the property of John Hay Esq. in whose family these lands have been for several centuries: Leightons History of Fife Vol. III p 63. OS1/13/34/11
Greenside ScalpGreenside ScalpGreenside Scalp; Greenside Scalp; Greenside ScalpJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.About 3/4 of a mile N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A small bank of shingle, between high and low water. It is an established point of boundary between [high and low - deleted] the parishes of Forgan and Ferry-Portoncraig. OS1/13/32/72
HillendHillend; Hillend; HillendAlexander Russell Farmer Newton; John Henderson Farmer Gauldry; Johnston's Co. Map.About 5/8 of a mile north of the farm house of Easter Kinnear.A small house one story high and in good repair; with a garden attached. Occupied by the shepherd to the Newton farm and situated on the farm.LocationOS1/13/43/47
Independent ChapelIndependent ChapelIndependent Chapel; Independent ChapelJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseNear the centre of the Village of Newport.A small plain building two stories high and in good repair. The bottom flat is occupied by labouring people. The top flat is used for public worship. It is large enough to afford accommodation to about 100, the average number of attendants is about 40, the average number of communicants is about 25. The Revd. T. Just is the minister. His stipend is about £80 which he receives from the congregation.LocationOS1/13/33/42
InverdovatInverdovatInverdovat; Inverdovat; Inverdovat; InverdivotMr. Archd. Brown tenant; Mr. Smith Factor Newport; Voters Register Co. Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.About 5/8 of a mile South East of the Village of Easter Newport. A good farm house two stories high and slated, with offices, a garden and a large arable farm attached. The steading is in good repair and slated and is the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/66
James StreetJames StreetJames Street; James Street; James StreetJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsIn the north side of the village of Easter Newport.A small street extending from the east end of Tay Street to the east end of Queen Street with houses two stories high and in good repair, with gardens. They are situated on the west side, there are no houses on the east side. OS1/13/32/70
KempstaneKempstaneKempstane; KempstaneMr. J. Scott farmer Craighead; Mr. Bell Newport InnAbout 9 chains N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.Two cottage dwellings occupied by farm labourers, in the possession of John Scott, farmer Craighead and the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/64
King StreetKing StreetKing Street; King Street; King StreetJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.In the Village of Easter Newport and parallel to Queen Street.A small street extending from the east side of William Street to the west side of James Street. There are houses two stories high on each side of the street, all in good repair with gardens attached. OS1/13/32/79
Kirkton House (in ruins)Kirkton House (Remains of)Kirkton House (in ruins)Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant, Easter Friarton.About 1/4 of a mile S.W. of Kirktonbarns farm house.A ruin of a rectangular form at the north side of Forgan burial ground having a small tower at its west end. It was the mansion house of the family of Gillespie but is now rapidly going to decay, there is only the eastern and western gables with the north side wall standing. [Added in red:] "West of it (Morton) near the church, is the lands of Kirkton, the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Kirkton & Montquhanie, which were at the time Sibbald wrote, the property of a family of the name of Young." Leightons Hist. Vol III p 63.LocationOS1/13/34/23
KirktonbarnsKirktonbarnsKirktonbarns; Kirktonbarns; Kirktonbarns; Kirkton Barns.Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant, Easter Friarton; Voters Register Co. Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.Nearly 2 miles East of North East of St. Fort HouseA well constructed farm house two storeys high with excellent farm steading in good repair and farm attached occupied by Mr. James Buist, farmer and property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie.LocationOS1/13/34/24
Knock HillKnock HillKnock Hill; Knock HillMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.Upwards of 1/4 of mile E.S.E. of St. Fort House.A large eminence east of St. Fort house covered with mixed wood, and intersected by foot walks. It is the property of Henry Stewart Esq. St Fort. On it is a Trig. [Point] called St. Fort. OS1/13/34/13
KnoweheadKnoweheadKnowehead; KnoweheadDavid Gulland Chesterhill; David Maill Newport.Nearly 1/2 a mile S.W. of the Mansion Ho. of Scotscraig.A row of two small dwelling houses on the farm of Causewayhead. They are in good repair and were built for and occupied as hinds dwellings.LocationOS1/13/32/74
Laura Place [cancelled entry]Laura PlaceGeorge Just, Proprietor; John Just, ClarvilleLaura Place is the name of a villa of two storeys, with garden occupied by the proprietor Mr. George Just, builder.LocationOS1/13/34/10
Laverock LawLaverock LawLaverock Law; Laverock Law; Laverock LawJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsAbout 5/8 of a mile East of the village of Easter Newport.A small eminence the surface of which is wood, rocks, furze and arable. On the property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield. OS1/13/32/71
LawhousesLawhousesLawhouses; LawhousesMr. James Buist, Farmer, Kirktonbarns; Mr Kaye, farmer, Ninewells.Upwards of 1/4 of a mile N.E. of Kirktonbarns.A row of small cottages on the farm of Kirktonbarns with vegetable garden attached occupied by the farm labourers of Mr. James Buist, Farmer.LocationOS1/13/34/24
Links WoodLinks WoodLinks Wood; Links WoodMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.About 1/2 a mile South of St. Fort House.This is a large wood consiting of forest and fir trees, the property of Henry Stewart Esq, St. Fort. OS1/13/34/15
Long CraigLong CraigLong Craig; Long CraigJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseAbout 1/2 a mile N.W. of the farm house of Wormithill.A small narrow point of rock on the southern bank of the Tay and the eastern point of the Wormit Bay. It is situated on the high water mark. OS1/13/33/43
Manse (Ph)ManseManse; ManseRevd. Mr. Thompson, Parish Manse; Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns.About 1 3/8 miles E.N.E. of St. Fort Ho.A neat and well constructed house two stories high, erected in 1803, with suitable office, vegetable and flower garden attached, the property and residence for the time being of the Revd. Mr. Anderson.LocationOS1/13/34/17
Marytown [entire entry deleted, no explanation given]MarytownMarytown; Marytown; MarytownMr Thoms Esq. Writer Marytown; Mr Rhind Marytown; Mr Young MarytownA small compact village adjoining Newport on the east side, consisting of some handsome villas and good dwelling houses forming several regular streets. The whole of the houses have been erected within the last thirty years and the most of the villas are occupied by merchants who carry on their business in Dundee. There are also a Free Church, a F.C. School & F.C. Manse in Marytown. OS1/13/32/69
Middle BankMiddle BankMiddle Bank; Middle BankJames Hay,Pilot; Capt. W.H. McDougal R.N., Scotscraig.Upwards of 3/4 of a mile North of the village of Newport.A small sand bank situated within the line of Low Water in the River Tay it is about forty chains long by about ten chains broad. OS1/13/33/34
Morendy CottagesMorendy CottagesMorendy Cottages; Morendy CottagesMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.N.E. end of Morendy Wood.These cottages are two in number, occupied by the foresters on the estate of St. Fort. the property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/34/16
Morendy WoodMorendy WoodMorendy Wood; Morendy WoodMr. McNab, St. Fort; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.About 3/4 of a mile S.E. of St. Fort House.This is a large wood, consisting of forest and fir trees, the property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort. OS1/13/34/16
MortonMortonMorton; Morton; MortonMr. Wilkie Farmer Morton; Robert Black Farmer Channel Johnston's Co. Map.About 1/2 mile SW from Channel.A farm house two stories high with suitable offices and farm attached, occupied by Mr. Wilkie, farmer, and property of Mr. Hay.LocationOS1/13/37/3
Morton LinksMorton LinksMorton Links; Morton LinksMr. Wilkie Farmer Morton; Robert Black Farmer Channel.About 15 chains west from Channel.A large portion of uncultivated land covered with furze and heath, situated on the farm of Morton and property of Mr. Hay. OS1/13/37/3
My Lords BankMy Lords BankMy Lords Bank; My Lords BankDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs. M. Russell, Farmer, Newton.About 1 1/2 miles North of Wormit Bay.A small sand bank visible at low water. It is insulated. OS1/13/33/36
MyresideMyresideMyreside; MyresideMr. Oliphant, Easter Friarton; Mr. James Buist, KirktonbarnsUpwards of 1 1/4 miles East of St. Fort House.A row of small well built cottages one storey high, each with vegetable garden attached, occupied by the farm labourers of Mr. Oliphant of Easter Friarton and property of Henry Stewart Esq., St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/34/20
NewportNewportNewport; Newport; NewportJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Leightons Hist. of Fife.On the Southern banks of the Firth of Tay.A large village extending from Easter Newport to Pluck the Crow. It is composed of houses one and two stories high, all in good repair with gardens attached. It extends along the southern bank of the Tay. There are 2 grocers shops, 2 confectioners, the Newport Inn, a small public house and one joiners shop. There is a small Independent Chapel in the village. The inhabitants are composed of summer visitors, masons, joiners, gardeners etc. The whole is feued from John Berry Esq of Tayfield. There is a small pier from which a steam boat leaves every hour for Dundee on the opposite shore and a small harbour which admits vessels of small burden. OS1/13/33/39
Newport and Dundee FerryNewport and Dundee FerryNewport and Dundee Ferry; Newport and Dundee FerryJ Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Chapelhouse.Extends across the Firth of Tay.A ferry in the Firth of Tay from Newport to Dundee, rented by the Scottish Midland Railway Co. OS1/13/32/72
Newport CastleNewport CastleNewport Castle; Newport CastleJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse.In the west end of the village of Newport.A small building two stories high [it is - deleted] built in a castelated form bearing date 1812 and is in good repair with a garden attached. Feued from John Berry Esq of Tayfield by the Revd. Thomas Just.LocationOS1/13/33/39
Newport InnNewport InnNewport Inn; Newport InnMr. Bell Innkeeper; Sign board.In the South side of the village of Easter Newport.A large and commodious building two stories high and slated with stabling etc. attached, and occupied and used as an Inn. The property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/67
Newport PierPierNewport Pier; Newport Pier; Newport Pier; PierJames Shepherd, Superintendent; Alexander Dingwall, Sea Mills; Mr. John Just, Clarville; Johnson's Co. Map.On the North side of the village of Newport and margin of the Firth of Tay.This pier was built about 30 years ago, in connexion with the ferry between Newport and Dundee, the neighbouring proprietors and Dundee merchants taking shares in the undertaking. A steamer plys between the two towns every half hour during the day, with passengers and luggage. There are two fixed lights on this pier, by means of which a sand bank is cleared. The offices connected with the pier, are the booking office waiting rooms and stores. The pier and steamer became by purchase the property of the Scottish Central Railway Company. [Added in red ink: ] Pier only to be written as it is adjoining the village pier.LocationOS1/13/34/8
Newport Toll BarNewport T.P.Newport Toll Bar; Newport Toll Bar; Newport Toll BarJames Balsillie Toll Keeper; Name painted on Gate; Mr. Bell Innkeeper Newport.In the South side of the Village of Easter Newport.A toll gate on the road leading out of Newport to Cupar etc. There is a small cottage attached which is occupied by the collector. It is the property of the County Road Trustees.LocationOS1/13/32/67
NewtonNewtonNewton; Newton; Newton; NewtonDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs; Alexander Russell, Farmer, Newton; Leighton's Hist. of Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.Nearly 1 3/4 miles East of the Mansion House of Naughton.A large farm house two stories high with offices and thrashing machine all in good repair. There is a garden and a large arable farm attached. Tenanted by Alexander Russell. The property of the Earl of Zetland.LocationOS1/13/33/38
Newton HillNewton HillNewton Hill; Newton HillDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs; Alexander Russell, Farmer, Newton.About 1 1/2 miles E.S.E. of the Mansion house of Naughton.A small eminence the surface of which is arable and furze. It is on Newton Farm. OS1/13/33/37
NinewellsNinewellsNinewells; Ninewells; NinewellsMr. Kaye, Farmer, Ninewells; Mr. Buddo, Farmer, Cowbakie; Johnston's Co. Map.Upwards of 1/2 a mile E.S.E. of Kirktonbarns.A farm house and offices in good repair with farm attached occupied by Mr. Kaye, Farmer, and property of David Gillespie Esq. Mountquhanie.LocationOS1/13/34/24
North Hill [entry cancelled]Mr McNab St Fort; Matt. Smith Ph. SchoolThis is an eminence planted with mixed wood, so called from its being on the north of the estate of St Fort. The proprietor is Henry Stewart Esq St Fort. OS1/13/34/3
NorthfieldNorthfieldNorthfield; Northfield; Northfield; NorthfieldJohn Rogers Tenant; Rent Receipts; Voters Register Co. Fife; Johnston's Co. MapAbout 1/2 a mile N.E. of the Village of Easter Newport.A good dwelling house with farm offices and a small arable farm attached, the steading is in good repair and slated, and is the property of Mr. Berry of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/32/64
Parish of ForganForganPh. of Forgan; Ph. of Forgan; Ph. of Forgan; Ph. of Forgan; Ph. of Forgan; Ph. of Forgan; Ph. of ForganStat. Acct. of Co.; Full. Gazetteer; The Sheriffs Co. List of Parishes; Old. Stat. Account; Oliver & Boyd's Almanac; Co. Map; Sibbalds Hist. of FifeIn the north east part of the County of Fife.A small parish in Fifeshire bounded on the south by the parishes of Kilmany, Logie and Leuchars, on the east by Ferry Port on Craig, on the north by the estuary of the Tay, and on the west by the parish of Balmerino. Its greatest length from east to west is about 5 miles, its breadth from north to south is from one to two miles. It contains about 5000 acres, nearly 4000 of which are under cultivation, and 360 under plantations. It is in the presbytery of St. Andrews and Synod of Fife. Patron the Crown. There are no detached portions of this parish nor are there any detached of other parishes within this parish. OS1/13/43/45
Park-knowePark-knowePark-Knowe; Park-Knowe; Park-Knowe; Park-KnoweJohn Berry Esq, Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Property documents; Voters Register Co. of Fife.Nearly 3/8 of a mile S.S.E. of Tayfield House.A small farm house one story high with offices all in good repair. There is a garden and a small arable farm attached. Tenanted by Robert Duncan. The property of John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/34/5
Parknowe [entry cancelled]Robert Duncan Strawberry Bank; Matt. Smith Ph. SchoolThis is the name of 2 cottages with small gardens, occupied by labourers. It is the property of John Berry Esq Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/34/3
Pluck the CrowPluck the CrowPluck the Crow; Pluck the CrowJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the West end of the Village of Newport.A row of cottages of one story high and in good repair, with gardens attached. Occupied by labouring people. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/41
Pluck the Crow PointPluck the Crow PointPluck the Crow Point; Pluck the Crow Point.John Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the West end of the village of Newport.A small point of rock on the south bank of the Tay on the high water mark and immediately below Pluck the Crow. OS1/13/33/41
Post OfficePost OfficePost Office; Post Office; Post OfficeMr. Young Newport; Post Office letter stamp; Mr. Bell, Innkeeper.In the South end of the Village of Easter Newport.A dwelling house two stories high and in good repair, one room of which is used as a post office for Newport and its vicinity: letters are received and dispatched daily.LocationOS1/13/32/66
PriorfieldPriorfieldPriorfield; PriorfieldMr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant,Easter Friarton.About 1 1/2 miles E. of St. Fort House.A small thatched cottage on the farm of Kirktonbarns with small vegetable garden attached occupied by James Bett and property of David Gillespie Esq.LocationOS1/13/34/18
PrioryPrioryPriory; PrioryJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the West end of the Village of Newport.A small plain Gothic building one story high and in good repair, bearing date 1812. There is a large garden attached. Occupied by visitors in the summer season. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/45
Queen StreetQueen StreetQueen Street; Queen Street; Queen StreetJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsOn the East Side of the Village of Easter Newport & parallel to King Street.A small street extending from the south end of William Street to the south end of James Street. There are houses two stories high on each side of the street, all in good repair with gardens attached. OS1/13/32/79
Robert StreetRobert StreetRobert Street; Robert Street; Robert StreetJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.A cross street through the centre or nearly so of the village of Easter Newport.A small street extending from the south side of Tay Street to the north side of Queen street with houses two stories high on each side of the street, all in good repair with gardens attached. It is between James Street and William Street; and parallel to them. OS1/13/32/70
Rose CottageRose CottageRose Cottage; Rose CottageJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the West end of the Village of Newport.A small house one story high and in good repair, there is a large garden attached. Occupied by Mrs. Nicol. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/45
RoseberryRoseberryRoseberry; Roseberry; Roseberry HillMr. John Black Tenant; Rent Receipts; Johnston's Co. MapAbout 1 mile S.W. of the Mansion House of Scotscraig.A dwelling house with some farm offices and a small farm attached. The houses are thatched & in bad repair. It is the property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort, and tenanted by John Black.LocationOS1/13/32/62
Roseberry HillRoseberry HillRoseberry Hill; Roseberry HillJohn Black farmer Roseberry; James Ferguson CausewayheadNearly 1 1/4 miles S.W. of the Mansion House of Scotscraig.A small hill on the farm of Roseberry, planted with fir and forest trees, and the property of Henry Stewart Esq., St. Fort. OS1/13/32/62
School (Parish)SchoolSchool (Parochial)Matt. Smith, Teacher; Robert Duncan, Strawberry Bank; Mr. McNab, St. Fort.About 3/8 of a mile S.S.E. of Tayfield House.The school and teacher's dwelling house are one building, the latter is two storeys high, the former large and well ventilated. The number of scholars averages 70, 40 boys and 30 girls, the teacher has the maximum salary, the school fees and free house and garden. Mr. Matthew Smith is the present teacher.LocationOS1/13/34/4
ScroggiesideScroggiesideScroggieside; Scroggieside; ScrogiesideJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Johnston's Co. MapNearly 1/4 of a mile S.W. of the village of Woodhaven.A small farm house two stories high with offices, all in good repair. There is a garden and a small arable farm attached. Tenanted by Henry Dobson who is licenced to sell spirituous liquors etc. The property of F.L.S. Wedderburn Esq. Birkhill.LocationOS1/13/33/44
Sea CraigSea CraigSea Craig; Sea CraigMr. Rhind Easter Newport; J. Young Easter Newport.About 3 chains W.N.W of the Village of Easter Newport.A large and prominent rock on the sea shore near high water mark and at the west side of Easter Newport. OS1/13/32/63
Sea Mills (Meal, Barley)Sea Mills (Corn)Sea Mills; Sea Mills; Sea MillsAlexander Dingwall, occupier; John Just, Clarville; James Shepherd, Newport Pier.Near the centre of village of Newport.In these mills are prepared meal and barley; the machinery is driven by water. The buildings east of the mills are dairy and dwelling house, having the same name. Under them is a store room. The tenant is Mr. Alexander Dingwall, the proprietor John Berry Esq. Tayfield House.LocationOS1/13/34/7
Sea Mills [cancelled - see page 8]Sea MillsJohn Berry Esq, Tayfield; Mr Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsA small mill (oat, barley and saw mill) with residence of a miller attached, all in good repair. Tenanted by Alexander Dingwall. The property of John Berry Esq of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/34/5
Seacraig [entry deleted - no explanation given]SeacraigSeacraig; SeacraigMr Rhind, Proprietor; Mr J Young, MarytownA large and commodious dwelling house two stories high and slated, with a good garden attached and occupied by the proprietor Mr Rhind.LocationOS1/13/32/65
SeggiedenSeggiedenSeggieden; SeggiedenMr. Scott, proprietor; Andrew Knox, South Friarton.About 1/2 a mile East of St. Fort House.This is a small feu with two cottages and garden occupied by Mr. Scott the proprietor.LocationOS1/13/34/13
Site of Roman Camp (Supposed Roman)Site of Roman Camp (Supposed)Site of Roman Camp (Supposed)John Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor ChapelhouseUpwards of 1/2 a mile East of the Village of Easter Newport.The site of this Roman Camp (supposed Roman) was pointed out to me by these two authorities. There is nothing known of it in the locality except its name. It is on the property of John Berry Esqr. of Tayfield. [Added in red: ] From recent enquiry the following answer has been returned from the country - "David Maill of Newport and Andrew Gullane of Chesterhill both old men and natives of this place, say that they have always heard of a Roman Camp being here and they further state that it is currently believed throughout the parish that it was a Roman Camp. Human bones were, they say, found about the spot but they never heard of arms of any kind being found here." (signed) Thomas Smith C.A. OS1/13/32/76
South FriartonSouth FriartonSouth Friarton; South Friarton; Little FriartonAndrew Knox, Tenant; Mr. McNab, St. Fort; Johnston's Co. Map.Upwards of 5/8 of a mile S.E. of St. Fort House.This is a large farm steading with dwelling house and garden occupied by Mr. Andrew Knox farmer, the proprietor is Henry Stewart Esq, St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/34/16
St Fort HillSt Fort HillSt. Fort Hill; St. Fort HillJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseAbout 3/8 of a mile S.S.W. of the Village of Newport.A considerable eminence the surface of which is wood and arable. It is on the property of Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort. OS1/13/33/43
St Fort HouseSt. Fort House; St. Fort House; St. Fort House; St. Fort; St. FortHenry Stewart Esq, St. Fort; Mr. McNab, Land Steward, St. Fort; Stat. Acct.; Leightons Hist. of Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.Nearly 1 1/4 miles South of the Village of Newport.This is the mansion house of the estate of St. Fort, it is very large, and built in the Elizabethan style of architecture. A tower about 30 feet high rises out of the north side, above the entrance. Extensive parks bordered by trees surround it, and the north and south sides of the demesne are formed by large woods. South east from the house is the garden, and in the greenhouses are a number of rare and valuable plants. The home farm a regular range of buildings is to the west. The principal entrance is on the south, the approach from which is for the most part straight with full grown trees on each side. The present proprietor is Henry Stewart Esq. How the estate received its name is not very well known. There is a large camp south of the house, and three different farms are called Friarton possibly there is some connexion between them.LocationOS1/13/34/14
St Fort SchoolSt Fort SchoolSt. Fort School; St. Fort SchoolAndrew Knox, Friarton South; Mr. McNab, St. Fort.About 5/8 of a mile East of St. Fort House.This is a small school for the benefit of the children on the estate of St. Fort. It is supported by Miss Stewart, St. Fort who gives £18 per annum with a house and garden to the teacher. The number of children about 30, and the branches taught are those usual in country schools. The teacher is Miss Isabella Bruce.LocationOS1/13/34/13
St Fort SmithySt. Fort Smithy; St. Fort SmithyDavid Murdoch, St Fort Smithy; Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns.About 1 mile East of St. Fort House.A smith's shop with dwelling house and vegetable garden attached, in the posession of David Murdoch and property of Henry Stewart Esq.LocationOS1/13/34/19
Strawberry Bank [entry cancelled]Robert Duncan, Strawberry bank; Matt. Smith, Parish school.This is the name of a cottage to which is attached a piece of ground, celebrated for its growth of strawberries. The tenant is Mr. Robert Duncan and the proprietor John Berry Esq. Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/34/4
Tay StreetTay StreetTay Street; Tay Street; Tay StreetJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property Documents.In the West Side of the Village of Easter Newport facing the Firth of Tay.A small street extending from the north end of William Street to the north end of James Street and parallel to the sea coast. There are houses two stories high and in good repair with gardens attached on the south side and the sea coast on the north side. OS1/13/32/78
Tayfield DenTayfield DenTayfield DenJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; James Shepherd, Newport Pier; John Just, Clarville.About 6 chains West of Tayfield House.This Den is on the grounds of Tayfield, through it flows a small stream, the banks of which in some places are rugged and precipitous. The Den is planted with mixed wood, and intersected by walks. OS1/13/34/10
Tayfield HouseTayfield HouseTayfield House; Tayfield House; Tayfield House; Tayfield; TayfieldJohn Berry Esq, proprietor; James Shepherd, Newport Pier; Alexander Dingwall, Seamills; Leighton's Hist. of Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.About 12 chains S.E. of the village of Newport.This is the mansion house of the estate of Tayfield, is of recent erection and in the Elizabethan style of architecture. It is a large building four storeys high. A few yards from the house is the garden, which is large and well kept, the home farm buildings and stabling are north of the garden. In the parks around the house are some fine timber. There are two lodges, from their position called the north and south lodges, occupied by the gardeners. The present tenant is James Paton, Merchant, Montrose, the proprietor is John Berry W.S., Edinburgh.LocationOS1/13/34/9
TaysideTaysideTayside; TaysideJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the West end of the Village of Newport.A row of cottages one story high and in good repair, with gardens attached. Occupied by labouring people. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/45
The BrigsThe BrigsThe Brigs; The Brigs; The BrigsJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith Factor Chapelhouse; Property DocumentsAbout 1 1/2 chains West of the North end of Tay Street in the Village of Easter Newport.A small point of rocks & shingle situated immediately below the east end of Tay street, and between high and low water. OS1/13/32/81
TombTombTomb; TombMr McNab St Fort; David Coul StrathburnAbout 1 mile north from South Straiton.This tomb is in one of the parks of St Fort, and supposed to be the burial place of the former proprietors of these lands bordering on what was then the St Fort ground. This tomb is about 5 feet above the surface of the ground and is built in the form of an arch; a number of bones etc were found in it when opened a few years ago, it is now built up and enclosed by a wooden paling. On a slab covering the entrance is an inscription in English, scarcely legible surmounted by a death's head with the letters A.N. (Andrew Nairn) and the family Arms between them - [Addition in red:] From a late enquiry it appears that this object is very ancient. It is long disused as a burial place. The Revd. Mr Watson minister of Leuchars says it is "of unknown antiquity" The initials A.N are probably that of Alexander Nairn of Sandford who was also proprietor of St Fort, about 1457 he was comptroller of the household to James II. See Leightons Hist. of Fife Vol III p.64 OS1/13/44/9
Union StreetUnion StreetUnion Street; Union StreetMr. McKay Union Street; Mr. Young Castle Street.Running from North to South through the Centre of the Village of Easter Newport.A street in Marytown partially built and consisting of good dwelling houses two stories high, and slated with gardens attached. OS1/13/32/66
Waterstone CrookWaterstone CrookWaterstone Crook; Waterstone CrookJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseAbout 1/8 of a mile south of the Village of Newport.A small farm house two stories high with offices all in good repair. There is a garden and a small arable farm attached. Tenanted by Peter Geekie. The property of John Berry Esq. Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/48
WellgateWellgateWellgate; WellgateJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse.In the West end of the village of Newport.A large house two stories high and in good repair, with a garden attached. Occupied by Mr. Gourlay, Writer. Feued from John Berry Esq. Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/41
Wester FriartonWester Friarton; Wester Friarton; Wester Friarton; W. Friarton; Wester FriartonAndrew Knox, Tenant; Mr. McNab, St. Fort; Voters Register Co. Fife; Johnston's Co. Map; Leightons Hist. of Fife.About 5/8 of a mile East of St. Fort House.This is an extensive range of buildings, with dwelling house and garden, occupied by Mr. Andrew Knox, farmer. The proprietor is Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort.LocationOS1/13/34/16
William StreetWilliam StreetWilliam Street; William StreetJames Young Marytown; Mr. McKay Marytown.In the South side of the Village of Easter Newport.A street partially built on and leading southward from the West end of Castle Street to the Free Church Manse. The houses are in good repair and slated, and chiefly occupied by mechanics etc. OS1/13/32/67
WoodendWoodendWoodend; WoodendJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseOn the South side of the Village of Newport. A row of houses two stories high and in good repair, with gardens attached. Occupied by labouring people. Feued from John Berry Esq. of Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/42
WoodhavenWoodhavenWoodhaven; Woodhaven; Woodhaven; WoodhavenJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, Chapelhouse; Johnston's Co. Map; Leightons Hist. of FifeAbout 3/8 of a mile S.W. of the Village of Newport.A small village composed of a large farm house with extensive offices and a number of houses one and two stories high all in good repair, with gardens attached. There is one public house and one grocers shop in the village. The inhabitants are composed of fishermen and agricultural laborers and the village is tenanted from Henry Stewart Esq. St. Fort, the proprietor. There is a small pier and a harbour which admits vessels of light burden.LocationOS1/13/33/44
Woodhaven Toll BarWoodhaven T.P.Woodhaven Toll Bar; Woodhaven Toll BarJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseIn the centre of the village of Woodhaven.A small house one story high and in good repair with a garden attached. Tenanted by James Balsillie. The property of the Trustees of Roads for the Cupar District.LocationOS1/13/33/40
WoodmuirWoodmuirWoodmuir; WoodmuirJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseNear the centre of the Village of Newport.A large house two stories high, and in good repair with a garden attached. Occupied by Miss Melville. The property of John Berry Esq. Tayfield.LocationOS1/13/33/48
WormitWormitWormit; Wormit; Wormit; WormitDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs; Alexander Russell, Farmer, Newton; Leighton's Hist. of Fife; Johnston's Co. Map.About 2 miles East of the Village of Kirkton.A small farm house two stories high with offices and thrashing machine all in good repair. There is a garden and a small arable farm attached. Tenanted by Thomas Russell, Dunbog and occupied by his labourers. The property of [the Earl of Zetland - deleted] F.L.S. Wedderburn Esq. Birkhill.LocationOS1/13/33/38
Wormit BayWormit BayWormit Bay; Wormit BayDoctor Johnston, Fincraigs; Alexander Russell, Farmer, Newton.Upwards of 3/8 of a mile North of the farm house of Peashills.A small bay extending from Peashills Point to Long Craig. There are two small fishing lodges close above the high water mark for the use of the fishermen, it being a fishing station. OS1/13/33/38
Wormit HillWormit HillWormit Hill; Wormit HillJohn Berry Esq. Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseNearly 1 mile S.W. of the Village of Newport.A considerable eminence the surface of which is furze and arable. It is on the property of F. J.S. Wedderburn, Birkhill. OS1/13/33/43
WormithillWormithillWormithill; WormithillJohn Berry Esq., Tayfield; Mr. Smith, Factor, ChapelhouseAbout 1 mile S.W. of the village of Newport.A row of small cottages one story high, and in good repair with gardens attached. Occupied by agricultural labourers. The property of F. L.S. Wedderburn, Birkhill.LocationOS1/13/33/47
|Ecclesiastical State. "The church is situated in a most beautiful and sequestered spot, but being at the south east extremity of the parish it is very inconvenient for the population in general and particularly for those resident in the villages along the banks of the Tay from whom it is distant from three to four miles. The date of its erection is not known. It formed one of the Priory Kirks belonging to St. Andrews and was built according to tradition in its present site for the special accommodation of wealthy Lady resident in the adjoining mansion house of Kirkton who contributed largely to its erection. It received a thorough repair in 1770 and was seated at the commencement of the present century"etc, New Stat. Acct. of Fife p.515. " [Added in red: ]Note the above quotation refers to page 23 of this Name Book." OS1/13/34/20
| "The noted St. Fillan whose name has been given to so many chapels, fountains etc. in Scotland and who is still held in superstitious reverence in great part of the Highlands was Abbot of Pittenweem from which situation he retired and died a hermit in the wilds of Glenorchy A.D. 649 while engaged in transcribing the scriptures his left hand was observed to send forth such a splendour as to afford light to that with which he wrote, a miracle which saved many candles of the convent as St Fillan used to spend whole nights in that exercise. Lesley, Lib 7. tells us that Robert the Bruce was possessed of this miraculous and luminous arm which he inclosed in a silver shrine and had it carried at the head of his army. Previous to the battle of Bannockburn the kings chaplain a man of little faith abstracted the relic and deposited it in some place of security lest it should fall into the hands of the English. But lo! while Robert was addressing his prayers to the empty casket it was observed to open and shut suddenly and on inspection the Saint was found to have himself deposited his arm in the shrine as an assurance of victory, such is the tale of Lesley."etc etc. Sibbald's History of Fife pp 336-337. [Added in red: ] Note the above quotation refers to page 23 OS1/13/34/21
|"The church is situated in a most beautiful and sequestered spot, but being at the south east extremity of the parish it is very inconvenient for the population in general and particularly for those resident in the villages along the banks of the Tay from whom it is distant from three to four miles. The date of its erection is not known. It formed one of the Priory Kirks belonging to St. Andrews and was built according to tradition in its present site for the special accommodation of a wealthy Lady resident in the adjoining mansion house of Kirkton who contributed largely to its erection. It received a thorough repair in 1770 and was seated at the commencement of the present century. It is seated for about 350 so that the extent of the church accommodation is greatly under what is required for the population during the last year the heritors have contemplated the erection of a new church in a more central situation. And although some difficulty has been experienced in determining the site that would prove most advantageous for the parishioners it is to be hoped that this inestimable boon will not be long withheld as it is at present impossible for the aged, the infirm and the young to enjoy the benefits of religious instruction in the parish church." Stat. Acct. of Co. Fife page 515. OS1/13/34/22

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