Muttonhall

Muttonhall # KDT AAX S NT267944 1 90m

Mutton hall 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Muttonhall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Mutton Hall 1828 SGF
Mutton Hall 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.
Muttonhall 1956 OS 2.5 inch [reprinted with minor changes 1964]

Sc mutton + Sc hall

‘Mutton hall’; the use of Sc hall ‘hall, high-status building’ is probably facetious. In fact the whole name may be facetious. This was once a relatively frequently occurring place-name in the Scottish lowlands, with variants such as Muttonhole (containing Sc holl ‘hollow’) and Muttonbrae.

Marked as a small farm on maps up until the 1960s, it now lies under the Dunnikier housing estate at the north edge of Kirkcaldy, and not even the name has survived.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1