Blair

Blair CNK S NT025896 1 394 95m SWF

Blair 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [followed by an indecipherable 3-letter word something like don or hou (for ‘house’?)]
Blair 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Blair 1845 NSA vol. ix, 692 [mining on the estate of Blair]

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‘Field, muir’. This has given rise to OS Pathf. Blair House, immediately east of Blair, Blair Tower c.400 m east of Blair House, Blair Tower Wood, immediately south of Blair Tower, and probably also Blairsgreen CNK. OS Pathf. also shows Blair Burn to the west of this cluster of Blair names, which here forms the boundary between CNK and SLN, and then between CNK and CUS. The village of Oakley grew up around the settlement of Nether Blair (see Oakley CNK).

There is probably no direct connection with the modern village of Blairhall CUS c.2 km to the west (one of two settlements of this name in CUS). This probably took its name from the medieval estate of Blairhall CUS (NS996876).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1