Muriespot MAI S NT306993 1 385 65m SOF

Muirispot 1828 SGF
Muriespot 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc mu(i)ry + Sc spot

‘Marshy or boggy place’. DOST defines the first element (under mury) as ‘marshy, fenny, boggy’, adding ‘only in place-names’. The second element is Sc spot, which DOST defines as (4) ‘small area or extent of land. Chiefly in place and personal names’. There is another place of this name in the north quarter of Auchtermuchty (see Murespot # AMY, PNF 4).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2