Burnside

Burnside SLO S NO164080 1 372 105m SEF

    the townis and landis of Cuthill Burngranys alias Burnsyde 1578 Morton Reg. i no. 91 [Cuthill, Orwell KNR; ‘lyand within our schirefdome of Perth’]
   Burnsyd 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Burngrange 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Burnsyd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Burn-grange 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Burnside 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown where old mill is, in KNR]
    Burnside 1814 Sasines no. 10,330 [‘lands of Bannachty (Bannaty SLO) and Burnside, being parts of Pitlochie (SLO) and Bannachty’]
    Burngrange 1827 Ainslie/West Fife [shown on main road, in KNR]
    Burnside 1828 SGF
    Burnside or Burngrange Mill 1854 OS Name Book 26, 19 [see discussion]
    Burnside 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc burn + Sc side

‘(Settlement) at the side of a burn’; the hamlet of Burnside straddles the Carmore Burn, which forms the FIF/KNR boundary, while the old mill, the ruins of which are still standing, is in Orwell KNR, at the junction of the Carmore and the Beatie Burns, which come together to form the Eden at NO163078.

    From its earliest occurrence it is closely connected with a place called Burngrange. Although the 1577 reference is to these as aliases, Gordon’s 1642 MS map shows them as two separate places. This map (followed by Blaeu (Gordon) Fife), usually relatively accurate, has quite seriously misplaced several settlements in this area on the boundary of FIF and KNR. However, it is clear that Burnsyd refers to this Burnside from its relationship to Gospetry SLO.

    A note in OS Name Book under Mill Dam (26, 19) describes the mill as ‘Burnside or Burngrange Mill’, although Burngrange is not given its own entry, and does not appear on OS maps.

    The name Burnside is also attached to what were the farm cottages of Barrington SLO on OS 6 inch (1856), 5 km to the east.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4