Rinkmoor Head

Rinkmoor Head # CBE S NO513052 2 70m

Rinkmoor Head 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Rink 1786 RHP2153 [plan of Kellie Estate, showing Rink immediately south of Arncroach village at NO513048]
Kellie Rink Muirhead 1810 Sasines no. 8856 [‘village called Arncroach or Kellie Rink Muirhead’]

en *Rinkmuir + Sc heid

‘Head or end of *Rinkmuir’. Sc rink is ‘a piece of ground marked out for a contest, combat, race, etc.’ or the contest itself (CSD), so *Rinkmuir probably refers to a muir or piece of rough grazing on which or beside which was a rink.

The NGR given is that of Arncroach, since the 1810 reference suggests that Arncroach and Kellie Rink Muirhead are the same place. However, both names appear as adjacent but separate places on Ainslie/Fife (1775).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3