Yoolfield

Yoolfield KMB O NO416148 1 40m

Yoolfield Crescent 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [a row of cottages running along the east bank of the Ceres Burn]
Yoolfield Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘flax spinning’]

pn Yool + SSE field

In 1839, David Yool established a complex of mills in Dura Den driven by a water-wheel 39 feet in diameter and 10 feet wide. The owner of this mill gave his name to the row of 21 cottages where his mill-workers lived, Yoolfield Crescent, as well as to his mill. When there was insufficient water to drive the vast wheel, Yool used a steam engine as a back-up (OS Name Book 59, 15; MacLeod 1996, 71-2).

    The NGR given is for Yoolfield Crescent, in which the name survives today.

    /ˈjulfild/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2