lie Pule 1539 RMS iii no. 2028 [see FPC Intro., Fishings]
Pule-nes 1539 RMS iii no. 2028 [refers either to the sandbank north-west of the Pool at about NO503287 or to Pool Bank as shown in 1855 at NO508285]
Pwilnes 1566 x 1577 RMS iv no. 2691 [the name of the fishings attached to Fetters LEU, belonging to the laird of Glamis; see also p. 490, below]
Pool 1703 Adair/Sea-Coast (Tay)
Pool 1775 Ainslie/Fife
East Pool 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
West Pool 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [= OS Pathf. Pool Channel]
Pool Bank 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [sand-bank between West and East Pool]
‘Pool (between various sandbanks)’. The ness or headland on the shore opposite (The) Pool was known as *Pool Ness (Pule-nes ) in 1539 (RMS iii no. 2028). It is probably also found in *Pool Knowe, i.e. a knowe or hillock by a pool or the Pool, recorded first as the fishing of Puylknow in 1575 (RMS iv no. 2529), later, with confusion of u and n in forms such as Pykerknow or Pynleknow (1648 Retours no. 759), Pynlknow (1652 Retours (Fife) no. 799) and Pyntknow, all probably for Pyul(e)know), appearing as Pynellknow 1782 Sasines no. 304 (presumably for Pyuellknow).
Of two significant pools shown in 1855, only one now survives, OS Pathf. Pool Channel.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4