Nebiggate # LSL S NO253025 1 120m

New Biggin 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Newbigging 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Newbigging 1828 SGF
Newbigging 1850s OS Name Book 91, 32 [sic]
Nebigging 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [sic]
Nebiggate 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn [sic]

Sc newbiggin

‘New building or settlement’. This common place-name has been subjected to a remarkable series of transcription errors on early editions of OS maps. That these errors arose in the map-making process itself is clear from the correct form contained in the OS Name Book (91, 32), which does not even give any alternative spellings.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2