Rhynd

Rhynd SLN S NT043913 1 384 150m SWF

Rins 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Rhynd 1828 SGF
Bhynds 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [a typesetter’s or transcriber’s error]
Rhynds 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.

? G rinn

‘Point, promontory’, from Old Irish rind. For a discussion of this fairly wide-spread topographical term, see Watson 1926, 495.

Often referring to a promontory of land thrusting into water, it can also be an outstanding point or peak of a hill. The most likely feature referred to here is the steep, nearly cliff-like, rise of land immediately to the north of Rhynd, jutting southwards towards the farmstead. It is found also in Rhynd LEU (PNF 4).

OS Pathf. also shows Rhynd Farm 250m to the south, buildings which are marked but un-named on OS 6 inch (1855).

/raind/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1