Woodmill

Woodmill ABE S NO271143 1 362 75m

    de firmis terre de Wodmyll 1451 ER v, 470 [£12 ‘from fermes of land of’]
    de firmis terrarum de Wodmyln 1454 ER v, 680 [£18 ‘from fermes of lands of’]
    landis of the Wodmyln 1498 RSS i no. 274 [letter of tack to Robert Arnot of the lands ‘of the Wodmyln with the myln of the sammyn liand in the (sheriffdom of Fife); and of the forestschip of the woddis of the said landis and keping of the lowis (‘laws’) theirof’]
    (lands of) Wodmylne 1510 RMS ii no. 3435 [see discussion, below]
    terras dominicales de Wodmylne 1510 RMS ii no. 3435 [i.e. Woodmill Mains; see discussion, below]
    Wod-mylne 1541 RMS iii no. 2408 [one of the king’s two mills at which the corn of Inchrye is to be ground (apud alterum molendinorum regis); the other is the Denmylne (le Dene-mylne) ABE]
    the Wodmylne c.1560 s Assumption, 32
    Woodmill 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    Wodmylne 1597 RMS vi no. 525 [one of two mills, the other being Denmylne (Denemylne), at which the grain of Inchrye ABE is to be ground]
    Woodmill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Woodmill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [also Woodmill Loch = Loch of Lindores]
    the Laird of Woodmille 1664 Lamont’s Diary 175 [died at his dwelling house in Woodmill (Woodmille) and was buried at Abdie (Eptè) church]
    (John Beverage tenant in) the Louhend of Woddmylne or Frierland 1685 St A. Tests. 38 [see Lochend # ABE]
    Wood-Mill 1790s OSA, 10
    Woodmill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘flour mill’]

Sc wuid + Sc miln

‘Mill at or by a wood’. The centre of this estate was earlier Woodmill House, marked on the OS Pathf. as an antiquity, and in ruins, close by Woodmill Mains, NO272153. The woods in question are those which gave rise to the name of the nearby lands of Woodhead ABE, q.v. In 1510 Robert Arnot is confirmed in his lands of Woodmill with pertinents viz the manor and ‘mains lands’ (terras dominicales) of Woodmill (i.e. Woodmill Mains), their mill with its acres, the lands of *East Wood (Estwod), *West Wood (Westwod) and Weddersbie Bank (Wedderisbybank) (part of the lands of Weddersbie CLS) with their woods and lochs called Black Loch (Blakloch) ABE/CLS) and Braidloch otherwise called the Loch of Lindores (lacum de Lundoris) (RMS ii no. 3435). *East Wood and *West Wood are probably the east and west woods of Collessie mentioned in 1507 (RMS ii no. 3088).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4