Redwells

Redwells CRA S NO557082 1 374 100m SEF

Redewellis 1481 RMS ii no. 1492 [see Airdrie CRA]
Rede-wellis 1511 RMS ii no. 3587 [to John Lumsden of Airdrie (Ardre) CRA]
Reidwalls c.1560 s Purves 153 [£2]
Reidwellis c.1560 s Assumption, 177 [to Haddington Priory, 30 s. 8 d.]
Reidwallis 1566 Retours (Fife) no. 61 [to James Lumsden (Lummisdene), in barony of Airdrie CRA]
terris de Reidwallis 1623 RMS viii no. 491 [part of the lands of Airdrie CRA]
Reedwellis 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Reedwells 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
terras de Ridwallis 1663 Retours (Fife) no. 938 [in barony of Airdrie CRA]
Redwell 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Redwalls 1850s OS Name Book 83, 17 [alternative spelling]
Redwells 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Redwells Wood]

Sc reid + Sc wall

‘Red wells’. These cottages ‘owe their name to the circumstances of mineral wells being at one period in the locality, the water of which was of a redish hue’ (OS Name Book 83, 17).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3