Nine Wells

Nine Wells FAL W NO246093 1 373 45m

Edins Springs 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [5 springs shown, rising in The Parke of Falkland, flowing into the Edin fl.; Gordon MS Fife shows a possible 8 such springs, as well as two burns]
Ninewell Meadow 1788 Sasines no. 1856 [one of the mill lands of Woodmill (Woodmill of Falkland) FAL]
Nine Wells 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc nine + Sc wall

‘Nine wells’. Called Edins Springs by Blaeu (Gordon) Fife (1654), it was clearly at that time regarded as the source of the Eden, the river to the west being known as the Miglo (for which see PNF 4, s.n.). These springs are not on Blaeu (Pont) East Fife, Ainslie/Fife; or SGF.

    Nine Wells are marked as a Water Feature on OS Pathf. Note that there also is The Nine Wells marked north of the Green Hill, the source of the Maspy Burn on Falkland Plan/1757. For other occurrences of this name in Fife, see Nine Wells NBH and Ninewells FGN (PNF 4).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2