Jamestown

Jamestown IKG S NT125818 1 394 15m NOF

Jamestown 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

pn James + SSE town

Named after James Reid, who converted the chemical works, sited here at the beginning of the nineteenth century, into dwelling-houses (SBS North Queensferry, 78); and described by the OS Name Book (1850s) as ‘a cluster of cottage houses occupied by workmen employed in the different quarries in the neighbourhood’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1