West Mill

West Mill SLO S NO211100 1 55m

    molendino occidentali de Strethmeglo 1529 RMS iii no. 760 [amongst lands granted to Wm Scott of Balwearie are the lands of Easter Cash, Wester Cash with tower and mill, and the West Mill of Strathmiglo, with ‘its lands on the west side of the said town’ (terris ejus occidentalis dicte ville partis)]
    molendino occidentali de Strethmeglo 1548 RMS iv no. 200 [to Wm Scott]
    molendinis occidentali et orientali 1579 Retours (Fife) no. 1456 [‘in the mills west and east’]
    W. Mill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [if it is meant to be the same mill as West Mill, it is shown wrongly on the Barroway Burn, upstream from Friars Mill]
    West Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc west + Sc miln

It lies to the west of the burgh of Strathmiglo, but is so-named to distinguish it from the other early mill on the lands of Strathmiglo, East Mill (q.v.).

    In the earlier twentieth century it formed part of the Pitlour estate, farmed as a separate unit (a dairy farm, ca. 66 acres) by Mrs Baxter’s parents till c.1953. Now farmed by Mr R. Mitchell of Drumdreel.[426]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4