Castlandhill

Castlandhill DFL IKG S NT120827 1 394 80m SOF

Castell Hill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Castlanhill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Castlenhill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Castelandhill 1828 SGF
Castle Hill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

en Castland + Sc hill

While Castland has nothing to do with ‘castle’, some of the early forms show that it was being re-interpreted as such. Its relative proximity to Rosyth Castle was perhaps a reason for this, although it was not part of the barony of Rosyth.

OS Pathf. also shows Castlandhill Cottages and Castlandhill Woods in the vicinity.

/ˈkasələnd hɪl/ or /ˈkasələn hɪl/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1