Bowhill

Bowhill KCQ S NO461087 2 205m

Bowhill 1476 RMS ii no. 1245 [see Rires KCQ]
Bowhill 1477 RMS ii no. 1302
le Bowhill 1477 RMS ii no. 1305
Adame Lyndesay of Dowhill 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 261 [probably for ‘Adam Lindsay of Bowhill’, since this entry also mentions the lands of Souther Falfield KCQ, which are adjacent to Bowhill]
Bowhill 1556 RMS iv no. 1023 [Bowhill and Cumberland (Cummerland) KCQ; see Cambo KBS]
Bowhillis 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [Robert Forbes of Rires, in barony of Rires]
Bowhill 1623 Retours (Fife) no. 336 [Bowhill and Cumberland (Cummerland) KCQ in the barony of Cambo KBS]
? Balquhidder 1799 Sasines no. 5356 [Balquhidder (a transcription error for Bowhill KCQ?) and Cumberland, barony of Largo]
Bowhill 1828 SGF
Bowhill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc bow + Sc hill

‘Cattle hill’. OS Pathf. North Bowhill is Bowhill on SGF (1828) and OS 6 inch (1855), and so supplies Bowhill’s NGR. OS Pathf. South Bowhill Farm was formerly Cumberland, q.v. Note also OS Pathf. Bow Bridge beside South Bowhill Farm; and Roy (1753) Bowwalls (presumably ‘cattle wells’) in the same area, north-west of Largoward.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3