Brownhills

Brownhills SSL S NO527151 1 363 60m NOF

Brown Hill c.1530 MacLaine 1996, 26 [referring to a man named, as farmers and landowners often are, after his land; in the poem ‘Sym and his Bruder’]
Brownhyllis 1574 St A. Kirk Sess. 405 [George Reid (Reaid) in Brownhills]
Brounhills 1599 St A. Tests. 60 [Effam Buddo, sometime spouse to James Lowrie, in Brownhills, parish of St Andrews]
terris de Brounhillis 1640 Retours (Fife) no. 592 [‘in the land of Brownhills’; Robert Hamilton of Kinkell SSL]
Brounhills 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Brownhills 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Norman Hill of Brownhills 1807 Sasine no. 7607 [see Balmungo SSL]
Brownhills 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc broun + Sc hill

‘Brown hills’. See also Balmungo SSL. There was another place of this name in BMO (q.v. s.n. PNF 4).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3