Claremont

Claremont SSL S NO459145 1 363 105m

Clarmoned 1183 St A. Lib. 58 [Lucius III’s confirmation of Priory lands]
Clarmounthe 1452 x 1480 RMS ii no. 1444 [St Andrews Church land]
Clarmounth 1471 RMS ii no.1039 col. 3
Clermont 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
James Robertsone of Clearemouth 1656 Retours (Fife) no. 857 [a misreading of Clearemonth]
Clairmount 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Claremount 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Claremont 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G clàr + G monadh

‘Flat hill, rough pasture or muir’. Claremont lies on a gently sloping plain with hills on three sides. It appears only once in St A. Lib. (in 1183), amongst the long list of lands which Bishop Robert had granted to St Andrews Priory on its foundation. It is probably an alternative name for Balhucca # SSL q.v.

/ˈklermənt/ or /ˈklermʌnt/.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3