Prestonhall MAI S NO286017 1 373 70m SWF

Priesty Hall 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown just within LSL]
Priesty hall 1827 Ainslie/West Fife
Prestonhall 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Preston + Sc hall

The first element is obscure. It may be an otherwise unrecorded adjective from Sc priest ‘priest’, referring to land belonging to the pre-Reformation Church. By the time of the OS 1st edn it has been assimilated to the place-name or surname Preston. It is described by the OS Name Book (92, 31) as: ‘a row of cottages and gardens occupied by laborers and colliers’. It has no connection with Prestonhall CUP, which is named after one John Preston fl. 1694–1717 (see PNF 4, s.n.).

    Now an area of housing in Glenrothes, it has also given its name to Prestonhall Roundabout, Prestonhall Road, Prestonhall Drive and Prestonhall Avenue.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2