Scleofgarmunth # ADN R NT2193 3
Scleofgarmunth 1288 x 1309 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 4 [‘for the purpose of taking fuel in his moor of Scleofgarmunth and of Polgulde (Powguild) both in heather and peats’]
G sliabh + G garbh + G monadh or + en Garmunth
It is best analysed as ‘hill or moor (sliabh) of an existing place called *Garmunth’, which itself consists of G garbh ‘rough’ + G monadh ‘hill, upland, rough grazing’. Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 4 has ‘Mcleofgarmunth’, but the NAS Historical Search Room copy alters M to S, with a note ‘See same letter in charter by John Baliol, Photograph Register House, Fraser’s Facsimiles’. See also Barrow 1998, 65 and note. Note that Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 4 (opposite the printed text) has a facsimile of the charter in which Scleofgarmunth occurs. I am grateful to Dauvit Broun for pointing this out.
In c.1289 David grants to his Uncle John, and to John’s men dwelling on the lands of Little Raith (Rathe) the right to take fuel, both heather and peats, in his moor (mora) of Scleofgarmunth and of Powguild (Polgulde) ADN, which are to be held by John and his men of Little Raith (Rathe) ADN for 2d. a year feufarm (Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 4). The exact location of Scleofgarmunth is no longer known, but it was probably part of the lands of the later farm of Little Raith, between the 105 and 150 metre contours.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1