Dunmore

Dunmore BGY R NT171984 1 384 244m NOF

Dunmore Know 1828 SGF
Dunmore 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

G dùn + G mòr

‘Big fort or (fortified) hill’. Remains of a hill-fort have been found on this small volcanic outcrop on top of Navitie Hill. It has commanding views to the east, south and north, especially over the strategically important ‘Leven Gap’ (between Benarty and Navitie Hills on the south side and the Bishop Hill, part of the Lomonds, on the north).

For its possible relationship with Navitie BGY, see that name and BGY Introduction.

Compare the name Denmuir DBG in north-east Fife, which contains the same elements.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1