Shieldbank

Shieldbank SLN S NT008937 1 384 115m SWF

This is a very recent re-naming of Sandydub SLN, which appears as such in 1960 on OS 1 inch 7th Series, but as Shieldbank in 1979 on OS 1:50 000 First Series (Landranger), and thereafter on OS Pathf. and OS Explorer (2001).
There was, however, a place called Shiel Bank, now gone, on the banks of the Black Devon about 1 .5 km east of OS Pathf. Shieldbank at NT026939 (Shielsbank 1775 Ainslie/Fife, Shiel Bank 1828 SGF, Shiel Bank 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.), ‘bank or slope with a shieling’. This has been transferred to modern Shieldbank, displacing Sandydub.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1