Denmylne

Denmylne ABE S NO249175 1

    de firmis medietatis molend<in>i de la Dene 1451 ER v, 470 [53 s. 4 d. ‘from fermes of half of mill of the Den’ i.e. Denmylne]
    le Dene Mil 1453 ER v, 530
    de firmis molendini de le Dene 1454 ER v, 680 [£4 <= 80 s.> ]
    firmas terrarum de Dene Mill 1454 ER v, 688–9 [‘fermes of lands of Denmylne’, which lands are in hands of John Lizars (Lisouris), king’s carpenter]
    le Dene-mylne 1541 RMS iii no. 2408 [one of the king’s two mills at which the corn of Inchrye was to be ground; the other was Woodmill (Wod-mylne) ABE]
    Balfour de Dene-mylne 1541 RMS iii no. 2460 [see discussion, below]
    molendinum lie Dene-mylne nuncupatum 1541 RMS iii no. 2460 [see below]
    Balfour of Denemylne 1590 RPC iv, 785
    Denmill<.> 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B [there appears to be a letter after ll, now illegible because of surface damage; it is possibly n, so Denmilln]
    Denemylne 1597 RMS vi no. 525
    de terris de Denmylne 1600 RMS vi no. 1032 [in Grange of Lindores barony]
    (Michael Balfour of) Deanemylne 1617 RMS vii no. 1721
    Den mill c.1636 x 1652 Gordon MS 54A
    Denmill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Deanmill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Dinmill 1753 Roy
    Denmill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also shows Denmill Castle]

Sc den + Sc miln

‘Mill in a (steep) valley or den.’ The eponymous den is the Den of Lindores. For more on the mill here, which remained in the hands of the secular lord of Lindores, see Bonytoun # above; for the mill of Lindores Abbey, see Craig Mill ABE, above.

    The lands, multures and grazing-rights of Denmylne are fully set out in a royal charter of September 1541, by which James V grants to Patrick Balfour, son and heir of the late John Balfour of Denmylne in feu-ferme ‘all and haill our mill commonly called the Denmylne, with the mill-lands, and a rood [of] marsh[24] in Auld Lindores, and the astrict multure of the toun of Auld Lindores (that is one peck of a boll of whatever (grain) is growing in the soil of the said toun of Auld Lindores, except for their seed and teinds, along with the free multure of the toun of Inchrye ABE, and with common grazing in the Shroggs # ABE,[25] Gallowhill (for which see Gallow Knowe ABE), Earnside Slack, Pitbalislack # ABE, Mares Craig ABE, Den and Denbrae, and in Whitefield called East Hill, and in the sward-lands (or grass-lands) adjacent to them, and in their pertinents lying in our lordship of Fife and sheriffdom of the same name; and the feuars of Auld Lindores are to maintain the said mill and are to bring its mill-stones, and are to dig out its mill-lade when necessary; and the said Patrick and his heirs are to have the outflow of the loch of Auld Lindores with its closing and opening.’[26]

    The ruins of Denmylne Castle stand beside modern Denmylne, and are marked as an antiquity on OS Pathf.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4