Muirtonhills

Muirtonhills ADN S NT202960 1 95m

Mooryhill 1753 Roy sheet 17, 6 [see below]
Moortonhills 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Muirtonhills 1828 SGF

en Muirton + Sc or SSE hill

‘Muirtonhills’ is now a street name in Auchterderran, with the old steading marked but not named on OS Pathf. at the above NGR. When visited in December 2002 it was in ruins. Muirton itself was the former name of Redhouse ADN c.1 km to the north-east. Roy’s Mooryhill seems to be an amalgam of this name and OS Pathf. Murrayknowe (Mooryknow 1775 Ainslie/Fife) c.600m to the south of Muirtonhills. This change from Moory- to Murray- in the former name seems to have come about through the fact that the ‘dwelling-house, offices and farm’ of Murrayknowe were the property of the heirs of the late Rev. Dr Murray of Auchterderran Manse in the early 1850s (OS Name Book 10, 18; 7, 47).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1