Ninewells

Ninewells FGN S NO457262 1

    the Nyne Weillis 1593 NAS CC 20/4/2 [‘John Hendirsoun in the Nyne Weillis in Kirktoun grund in the parochin of Sanct Fillan’; died intestate in 1591]
    Nynweills Easter 1660 NAS CC 20/4/12 p. 20 [‘James Hendersone braboner <weaver> in nynweills easter’]
    Nynwealls 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Nynewells 1654 Gordon (Blaeu)
    Nine Wells 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Ninewells 1828 SGF
    Ninewells 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc nine + Sc wall

‘Nine wells’, referring to multiple springs, not necessarily exactly nine. For further discussion of such names, see PNF 5, Elements Glossary, under nine.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4