Kilbrackmont

Kilbrackmont KCQ S NO471062 1 374 150m SWF

Kinbrithmund 1221 x 1226 Dunf. Reg. no. 216 [teinds in dispute between Dunfermline Abbey, who held Newburnshire NBN, and rector of Kilconquhar; decision in favour of latter]
Kinbrachmond 1266 Laing Chrs. no. 8 [see CBE Introduction]
omnes terras de Kynbrachmonth’ 1362 RRS vi no. 269 [o.c.; David II to John Bisset (Byset) all lands of Kilbrackmont, resigned by his father Walter Bisset]
(lands of) Kynbrachmounde 1369 RMS i no. 327 [to William Dishington, which had belonged to Walter Bisset; and erected into a free barony]
(land and barony of) Kinbrachmont 1506 RMS ii no. 3015 [see Ardross ELI]
Cilbrachmont 1545 x 1555 N. Berwick Cart. p. xxiv [teind sheaves of Kilbrackmont and Carmurie (Carmwre) set to Elizabeth Crichton lady of Ardross by North Berwick Nunnery]
Kilbrathmont c.1560 s Purves 153 [£6]
Kyllbrakmont 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Kilbrackmount 1684 Adair/East Fife
Kilbrachmount 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Kilbrachmount Craig 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Kilbrackmount 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Genl. Scott]
Ruins of Kilbrackmonth 1785 RHP23078
Kilbrackmonth 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. Kilbrackmont Place]
Kilbrackmont Craigs 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G ceann + ? + G monadh

Watson 1926, 404 (and 402) suggests that the second element is connected with OIr bréch ‘wolf’, giving a meaning ‘end of wolf muir or hill’. However, no early forms have e in the stressed medial syllable, which makes the derivation from bréch or any other word in e very unlikely. It is also unclear whether the medial syllable ended originally in –th or –ch, although –th is probably best seen as a transcription or editorial error for –ch.

The NGR given above is for OS Pathf. Kilbrackmont, but this site is called Craigs on both Ainslie/Fife (1775) and SGF (1828) and Kilbrackmont Craigs on OS 6 inch (1855). The 1775 and 1828 maps show their Kilbrackmont almost 1 km to the south-east, where OS Pathf. shows Kilbrackmont Place at NO478056, and this is likely to be the original centre of the estate. OS Pathf. also shows Kilbrackmont Knock, a hill rising to 158 m to the east of Kilbrackmont Place, and Kilbrackmont Craig Wood.

Note that Kinbrichtor 1209 RRS ii no. 471, which the editor compares with Kilbrackmont, is in fact Craighall, Kinnaird parish PER.[178]

There is a field called Scatterwallop on Kilbrackmont.[179]

/kɪlˈbrakmʌnt/ or /kəlˈbrakmənt/.[180]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3