Nethertown

Nethertown DFL S NT093868 1 50m

sub Villa Inferiori 1267 x 1275 Dunf. Reg. no. 316 [illam particulam terre sub Villa Inferiori que vocatur Pratum que iacet in longum super riuulum qui venit de Garuoc et currit sub Villa Inferiori de Dunfermelyn (‘that piece of land below the Nethertown which (piece of land) is called (the) Meadow and which lies along the burn which comes from Garvock (i.e. the Lyne Burn) and runs below the Nethertown of Dunfermline’)]
sub Villa Inferiori de Dunfermelyn 1267 x 1275 Dunf. Reg. no. 316 [see preceding]
the causay gangand doune to the Nethirtown 1487 Dunf. Recs. {1}
the Nethirtone 1488 Dunf. Recs. {3} [a tenement ‘liande in the Nethirtone’]
e australi parte Inferioris Ville eiusdem 1526 Dunf. Reg. no. 514 [Certain lands lying ‘infra regalitatem de Dunfermlyn ex australi parte Inferioris Ville eiusdem’ (within the regality of Dunfermline on the south side of the Nethertown of the same i.e. of Dunfermline)]
Netherton 1533 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 87 [five acris of land lyand within the crofits of the Netherton of Dunfermlying on the northt part the spittell burn on the southt part]
Neithertounne 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Nethertown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Nethertown 1828 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc nether + Sc toun

‘Lower farm or estate, or (in this case) town’. The lower part of the town of Dunfermline.

Dunfermline (Lower) Railway Station was originally Nethertown Station.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1