Knockmurdo

Knockmurdo NBH R NO2315 1 362

    Knockmurdo 1775 Ainslie/Fife [3 buildings on west edge of Pitcairlie lands]
    Knockmurdo 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision

G cnoc + pn Murdoch

‘Murdoch’s hill’; for discussion of this G personal name, which appears in several Fife place-names, see Murdochcairnie KLM and Logie, above.

    The name on OS Pathf. applies to the southern slopes of OS Pathf. Knockmurdo Hill (184 m). OS 6 inch (1856) calls this hill Boghall Hill, named after a settlement of Boghall on the north side of the hill, which no longer exists (q.v. above).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4