Limekilns

Limekilns DFL S NT077834 1 394 10m

a cawsay betuy the Lym kill 1438 Dunf. Gild Ct. Bk. 6 [Will of Gellat (Gelland) involved in making a causeway between Limekilns and ‘our ton of Dunfermlyn’]
to the Lymekilles 1504 TA 2, 459 [account ‘for the fraucht (‘carriage’) of the samyn (the Quenis gere and Inglismannis) to the Lymekilles’]
Ale ander Thomsone in Lymkillis 1536 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 130
apud lie Lymekillis 1541 ER xvii, 395 [in una navi apud lie Lymekillis (‘in a ship at the Limekilns’)]
Lymekillis 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 432 [also ibid. Lymekilhill]
Lymekilns 1597 Pitfirrane Writs no. 367
Limekilns 1599 Pitfirrane Writs no. 389
Lyme kills 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Lymkilhill 1646 Retours (Fife) no. 702 [Lymkilhill alias Langbank]
Lyme kylls 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Limekills 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Limekilns 1775 Ainslie/Fife

Sc limekiln

‘Limekilns, kilns for producing lime’. It lay on the lands of Gellet q.v.. According to OSA 308, ‘from the vestiges of limekilns along the shore, the village of Limekilns derives its name’, suggesting that these kilns were long defunct by the 1790s.

/ÉŒ/ or /ÉŒ/[121]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1