Nethermuirs

Nethermuirs # LEU S NO489227 1 5m

    Nethirmuris 1477 RMS ii no. 1302 [Brigend, Aldmuris, Nethirmuris]
    le Nethirmuris 1477 RMS ii no. 1304
    Nethirmyres 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Nathemure c.1560 s Assumption, 14 [sic, for Nathermure]
    (third of lands of) Nethermyres 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    Nethermuris 1573 RMS iv no. 2131
    Nethirmyris 1579 RMS iv no. 2950
    Nether Mures 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [to Robert Forbes of Rires KCQ]
    Nathirmures 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [Andrew Bruce, 3rd of Kinshaldy and Nethermuirs, with commonties, lands of Mireside alias Midmuir]
    Neithermoore 1645 Gordon MS
    Neithermoore 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Nether Muir 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Nather Mures 1658 Retours (Fife) no. 882 [James earl of Southesk, ‘third pairt of the lands of Nather Mures with the cuningar and salmond fishing thereof ...’]
    Nether Muires 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [Andrew Bruce of Earlshall, a third part of Kinshaldy (Kinschalldie) LEU and Nethermuirs]
    (third of lands of) Nethermuires 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1292 [Southesk]
    Neathermures 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440 [James earl of Southesk]
    Nethermoors 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Nether Muirs 1789 RHP1275

Sc nether + Sc muir

‘Lower muirs or rough grazing land’. Closely linked with the lands of Old Muirs, and split into thirds, by 1789 it had been incorporated in the farm of Big End about 0.75 kilometres to the south-west. Thereafter the buildings fell into decay. A notable feature of this area is that the field-boundaries are created by stacked turf (fail-dykes), there being no local stone (JMH).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4