Torr Of Moonzie

Torr Of Moonzie MNZ S NO349172 1 362 75m

    totam terram de le Torr’ 1293 SHS Highland Papers 2 no. 3, p. 125[355]
    marisco de le Torr’ 1293 SHS Highland Papers 2 no. 3, p. 126 [right to dig peats in ‘the moss of the Torr’]
    Will<elmu>m de le Torr’ 1293 SHS Highland Papers 2 no. 3, p. 128 [‘a tailor’ (cissorem)]
?   terra de Kyntor’ x 1353 SAUL MS 37490 no. 3 [probably same place as Torr]
    Willelmus de Torr’ 1435 St. And. Lib. 418 [‘of that ilk’ (de eodem); not to be confused with Henry Wardlaw of Torry TOB FIF (de Torre), who comes second in this witness list, after Henry Wardlaw of Spott (Spote) ELO]
    Johanne de Torr’ 1435 St. And. Lib. 419 [John]
?   Tor c.1560s Assumption, 14 [teinds to Cupar kirk; leased for 4 bolls oats][356]
    Torr 1642 Gordon MS Fife
?   Tor 1664 Retours (Fife) no. 968 [Sir James Arnot of Fernie (Fairney) MML confirmed in lands including ‘Skelpie CLT and Torr’ (Caskalpie et Tor)]
    terras de Tor 1648 RMS ix no. 1939 col. 2 [see Lattiesholl # MNZ, above]
    Torr 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Torr of Moonzie 1900 x 1949 OS 6 inch 2nd revision

en Torr + Sc of + en Moonzie

The name, which occurs without the specifying phrase ‘of Moonzie’ up until 1900 × 1949, derives from G tòrr ‘(conical) hill’. The feature which gave rise to the name is now OS Pathf. Torr Hill CUP NO351170[357] (Torr Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn), at whose western foot Torr of Moonzie lies. The settlement was probably also referred to as *Kintorr (see early forms, above, × 1353), which contains G ceann ‘head, end’, meaning ‘(place at the) hill-end’.

/ˌtɔrəˈmunzɪ/ or /ˌtɔroˈmunzɪ/. Note an older pronunciation /ˌtɔrɪˈmɪnzɪ/.[358]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4