Brighton

Brighton MML S NO317132 1 45m

    Brigtoun 1606 RMS vii no. 981
    Bridge Town 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Bridgeton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
    Brigton 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Brigton 1890s OS 1 inch 2nd edn
    Brighton 1957 OS 1 inch 7th series

Sc brig + Sc toun

The bridge in question is over the Ballantagar Burn, the boundary between MML and CLS. This bridge is called Daft Bridge on Ainslie/1827 (for which see Daft Mill CLS). Note the late interpretation of Brigton to Brighton, suggesting direct English influence. The building is marked but not named on OS Pathf. and OS Explorer. On the most up-to-date map not even a building is marked; however, nearby at NO315128 stands a house called Bridgehill (OS 1:10,000, 2007).

    When it is first mentioned in 1606, it is as a division of the lands of Over Rankeillour MML (RMS vii no. 981).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4