East Mill

East Mill SLO S NO220102 1 55m

    orientale molendinum de Strauthmeglo 1535 RMS iii no. 1472 [‘east mill of Strathmiglo’ to William Scott of Balwearie KDT]
    molendinis occidentali et orientali 1579 Retours (Fife) no. 1456 [‘in the mills west and east’]
    orientale molendinum (Eistmylne) de Strethmiglo 1605 RMS vi no. 1564
?   New Mill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [apparently at the same site as East Mill]
    Orientale molendinum de Stramiglo 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 974
    East Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘corn’]

Sc east + Sc miln

There were two mills in Strathmiglo, this one at the east end, the other, West Mill, at the west end. In 1294, however, only one mill of Strathmiglo is mentioned (Stevenson, Documents i, 416; see also SLO Intro., Earls and Monks). It is not clear whether this mill, which belonged to the earl of Fife, was East Mill or West Mill. The old mill buildings were demolished in the 1990s to make way for the East Mill Court housing development.

    East Mill appears on OS 1:10,000 map (2007) alongside Eastmill Bridge, which carries the A912 over the Miglo Burn (called simply East Bridge in 1832 Miller/map).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4