Lovelyhill

Lovelyhill # CRA S NO534085 1 120m

Loveshill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lovelyhill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? pn Love + Sc hill

The surname Love is found, mainly in west central Scotland, variously as Lufe (1472 in Glasgow), Luiff, Love, Luife, Lowe and similar. Lovestone by Girvan is derived from this name (Black 1946, 441).

Ainslie/Fife (1775) shows Loveshill just north-west of King’smoor Place (now Kingsmuir House CRA), both of them placed by him in DNO. In the early 1850s Lovelyhill was described by OS Name Book as ‘a row of thatched cottages ... occupied by agricultural labourers’ (22, 29).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3