Shepherdlands

Shepherdlands CUS S NT006904 1 384 95m

Sheepherdstown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [also shows nearby Herdhills]
Sheepherdbank 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Shepherdslands 1783 Stobie
Shepherdlands 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc shepherd + Sc land

OS Pathf. also shows Shepherdlands Muir and Shepherdlands Wood. These names, with varying generics (toun, bank, lands), as well as Roy’s Herdhills and the muir in ‘Shepherdlands Muir’, all indicate relatively intensive sheep-farming in this upland area in the north-east corner of the parish along the old county boundary with SLN.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1