Bowhill

Bowhill ADN S NT216957 1 385 75m

Bowhill 1530 RMS iii no. 980
(half lands and the mill of) Bowhill 154 5 RMS iii no. 3155 [in barony of Lochoreshire]
(mill of) Bowhill 1545 RMS iii no. 3155 [in barony of Lochoreshire]
E. Bowhill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
W. Bowh<ill> 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Buchall 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
E. Buchul 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Bowhill 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [displaced to the north of Achterderan Kirk]
E Bowhill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
W Bowhill 1775 Ainslie/Fife

Sc bow + Sc hill

‘Cattle hill’. In the late nineteenth century Bowhill developed into a mining village. See also Easter and Wester Bowhill, which divisions first appear in the seventeenth century.

/bo hɪl/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1