Stankhill

Stankhill # DAE S NO400150 2

    Walkmylne alias Stankhill 1569 x 1581 RMS v no. 108 [see p. 322, above]
    Stankhill 1596 Retours (Fife) no. 1523 [John Melville, grain mill with mill-lands, and waulkmill of Dairsie, commonly called the Valkmylne alias Stankhill]
    Stankhill 1647 RMS ix no. 1837 [see Waulkmill of Dairsie]
    alias vocato Stankhill 1691 Retours (Fife) no. 1311 [Waulkmill of Dairsie]

Sc stank + Sc hill

‘Hill by a pond, pool or drain’. Given the association of Stankhill with fulling or waulking, it being the alternative name for Waulkmill of Dairsie, q.v., it is likely that the stank in question was used in the process of cloth production.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4