Inch

Inch CBE S NO533036 1 374 25m

lie Insche 1559 x 1587 RMS v no. 1175 [Pittenweem Priory land feued to John Auchinleck (Auchinlek) and Isobel Wood (Issobell<a> Vode) his spouse]
? Nather Inche 1604 Retours (Fife) no. 143 [among Pittenweem Priory lands]
terras nuncupatas Insche 1634 Retours (Fife) no. 504 [‘the lands called Inch’, part of the lordship of Pittenweem]
Insh 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Inche de Balcaskie 1647 Retours (Fife) no. 728 [part of the lands and barony of Balcaskie CBE]
Inch 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Inche 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
? Nethir Inch 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1025
Inch 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5 [also Inchtown, in error for Ovenstone CBE?]
North Inch 1775 Ainslie/Fife
South Inch 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Inch 1828 SGF

Sc inch or G innis

‘Haugh-land, low land beside a burn or river’. The name must refer to the low-lying land through which the Dreel Burn flows, south of the present farm of Inch. For Nether Inch # and South Inch #, which are probably the same place, see South Inch ANR.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3