Glassmount

Glassmount KGH S NT246885 1 395 150m EAF

Glasmonth 1179 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 2
(Ale ander of) Glasmonth 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
(lands of) Glesmothis 1328 RMS i app. 2 no. 490 A [16th c. index]
(lands of) Glasmache 1328 RMS i app. 2 no. 490 B [17th c. index; to David de Wemyss the lands of Glassmount in the tenement or holding of Kinghorn (in tenemento de Kinghorne)]
terras dimedietatis terrarum de Glasmont 1458 RMS ii no. 638 [‘the lands of half of the lands of Glassmount’, part of the barony of Glassmount]
liberam baroniam de Glasmont 1458 RMS ii no. 638 [‘free barony of Glassmount’ created in favour of David Boswell of Balmuto; see below for more details]
Glasmont 1494 RMS ii no. 2198 [half the lands of Glassmount to the Livingstons of Drumry]
Glasmont 1526 RMS iii no. 403 [David Boswell of Balmuto KGH (Balmowto)]
(half the lands of) Glasmonth 1530 RMS iii no. 968
(in the barony of) Glasmonth 1530 RMS iii no. 968
Glashmont 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
N. Glashmont 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Glassmint 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Glassmount 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Alex Alison Esquire]
Nether Glassmount 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Nth. Glassmount 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. Glassmount]
Sth. Glassmount 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. South Glassmount]
lands of Glassmuth 1872 Sasines no. 1544

G glas + G monadh

‘Green hill, rough pasture or muir’. Glassmount occurs amongst the possessions of the priory of Inchcolm only once, viz in 1179. Some time between then and the early fourteenth century it had reverted to the king’s hand. The barony of Glassmount, created in 1458 in favour of David Boswell of Balmuto, consisted of half the lands of Glassmount, the lands of Craigencalt KGH and Boglily KGH, the two parts of the lands of Balmuto KGH, the half of the lands of Balgreggie ADN, Strathruddie ADN, Muirton # ADN, Dundonald ADN, (Easter) Cartmore ADN, Pitkinny ADN, Capledrae ADN and Balbedie KGL, BGY (RMS ii no. 638). The mention here of ‘half the lands of Glassmount’ suggests that the estate had already been divided by this time.

OS Pathf. also has North Glassmount, South Glassmount, and Glassmount Hill.

/ˈglasmʌnt/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1