Muirton

Muirton # ADN S NT208969 1 100m

Muretoune 1458 RMS ii no. 638 [Straruthy, Muretoune, Dundonalde part of barony of Glassmount KGH]
Murintoune 1466 RMS ii no. 894 [Boswell: Strathru<th>e and Murintoune]
le Muretoun 1493 RMS ii no. 2142 [Boswell of Glassmount: Petkenny and le Muretoun]
Muretoun 1526 RMS iii no. 403 [Boswell of Balmuto and Glassmount: Dundonald, le Spittale and Muretoun]
Muretoune 1616 RMS vii no. 1536
Muirton 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Muirtoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Muirton or Reidhouse 1797 Sasines no. 4949

Sc muir + Sc toun

‘Farm created out of muir or rough grazing land’. Now called Redhouse, much of its lands have been swallowed up by opencast mining. Its name survives in Muirtonhills.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1