Doverden # SLO S NO177088 1 95m
Dovensden 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Doverden 1890s OS 1 inch 2nd edn
? en *Doven + Sc den
The first element may be from an existing place- or burn-name derived from G domhainn ‘deep, low-lying’. The same name, Dovens Den, is attached to a deep valley or den in Abernethy PER, near the FIF boundary NO21 16 (see p. 626, footnote 16, above).
It lay on the west side of Bannaty Mill, north of the ‘Mill Race’ (1856) which served that mill. All three informants in OS Name Book (26, 27) give the form Dovensden, which is described as ‘[a] cottage house occupied by the Millar of Bannety Mill’.
It is not named on OS 6 inch 1st revision (1888 × 1914). The form in Dover- probably results from assimilation to the well-known English Channel port.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4