Muir Dens

Muir Dens BMO S NO342226 1 351 135m NWF

    Muir Dens 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision

? Sc muir or ? Sc mere + Sc den

‘A den or dens associated with a boundary or with muir or rough grazing’; the first element is probably that found in *Muirkip BMO, q.v. for discussion.

    The den in question is probably the valley running north-west from Muir Dens (house) towards Birkhill Home Farm. If the first element is Sc muir, then it refers to the upland to the west of Tay Mount, covered chiefly by OS Pathf. Muir Dens Covert, to the west of Muir Dens (house).

    The settlement shown here on OS 6 inch 1855 is named ‘Lodge’, one of the lodges or gate-houses of Birkhill House.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4