Waas

Waas CUS S 977867 2

Wallis 1540 x 1543 RMS iii no. 2869 [see CUS Introduction]
Wallis 1543 x 1586 RMS v no. 1106
Wallis 1546 RMS iv no. 27
Vallis 1574 x 1586 RMS v no. 1109
Wallis 1587 Culross Chrs. 80 no. 11 [lands of Wester Boith, Kirktoun called Wallis and Eschis]
Wallis 1642 RMS ix no. 1221
Wallis 1644 Retours (Perth) no. 544
Walles 1664 RMS x no. 328
Walls 1783 Stobie
Walls 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
Falls 1827 Stobie/South-East Perth

Sc waa

‘Walls’. Given that the ll has been vocalised in the modern form, reflecting modern pronunciation, it is likely that the Sc word underlying this name is wall ‘wall’, rather than Sc wall ‘well’, the final ll of which did not become vocalised.

Although the settlement has now gone, the name survives in OS Pathf. Waas Plantation NS970868.

/w?ùz/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1