Gowkhall 1747 Webster 1938, 350 [‘the room of land of the lands of Clune called Gowkhall’; source given as ‘G. R. S., 69’]
Goukhall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Goukhall 1828 SGF
Gowkhall 1957 OS 7th Series [Gowkhall and Easter Clune]
Sc gowk + Sc hall
‘Cuckoo hall’, the name of the village which grew up at Wester Clune. The use of the Sc hall ‘big house, hall’, is probably ironic. See Clune CNK for more discussion. Ainslie/Fife Burnside appears to have been absorbed by Gowkhall.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1