Murespot # AMY S NO2311 4
Murispott 1602 x 1605 RMS vi no. 1786 [‘the *Shepherdhills and Murespot’ (lie Scheiphirdhillis et Murispott) in the north quarter of Auchtermuchty]
Murespot 1636 Retours (Fife) no. 528
Sc mu(i)ry + Sc spot
‘Marshy or boggy place’. DOST defines the first element (under mury) as ‘marshy, fenny, boggy’, adding ‘only in place-names’. The second element is Sc spot, defined by DOST as ‘small area or extent of land. Chiefly in place and personal names’. It shares the same derivation with Muriespot MAI (PNF 2).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4