Wether Hill

Wether Hill DFL/SLN R NT043956 1 384 335m

montem Sithi 1227 Dunf. Reg. no. 213 [see PNF 5, Chapter 9, no. 8, for more details]
Woddirhill 1562 Assumption 290 [Robert Colvile of Cleish pays for the teind sheaves of Woddirhill £3 5s.]
Wedderhill 1589 NAS C.2.37 part ii. no. 420 [= RMS v no. 1675; published version mistakenly reads Vedderhill]
the Wedderhill 1603 RMS vi no. 1486 [lie Eister Quiltis vocat. the Wedderhill]
Wedderhill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Wether Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc wether + Sc hill

‘Wether (castrated ram) hill’. It was an alternative name for East Cult (see SLN Introduction), and as such was a settlement-name, taken from the hill-name. It is the hill-name that has survived into modern times.

The SLN/DFL parish boundary goes across it from north-west to south-east.

The earliest form, Latin montem Sithi is the accusative singular of Latin mons ‘a hill, a mountain’ followed by an element which derives from G sìth ‘fairy’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1