Rimbleton MAI S NO269011 1 373
Ribbletown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Rimbletown 1828 SGF
Rimbleton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
? + Sc toun
This appears to be same name as Remiltoun TOB (PNF 1), under which it is more fully discussed, and other similar names are listed. The first element is problematic, but may derive from Sc rye-miln ‘rye mill’.
Rimbleton is not on the 1811 plan of estate of Rothes, property of the earl of Rothes RHP3640. It is in KGL according to Ainslie/Fife (1775), but the more reliable SGF (1828) seems to show it in MAI. OS 6 inch 1st edn (1865) shows Rimbleton right on MAI/KGL boundary, but definitely in MAI (supplying the above NGR), and OS Name Book discusses it under MAI, stating that it is ‘an old unoccupied cottage’ (92, 3). OS 1:25,000 (1956, reprinted 1968) does not show Rimbleton, but has Rimbleton Strip in KGL.
Probably originally a subdivision of the lands of Auchmuty MAI, it is now the name of part of Glenrothes New Town, and within KGL, covering most of the NG Square NO26 00.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2