Broomhall NBN S NO437029 1 374 30m SWF

Broomhall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Broomhall 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE or Sc broom + SSE or Sc hall

‘Hall or high-status dwelling surrounded by broom’. As is often the case with lowland Scottish place-names containing Sc or SSE hall, the first element subverts its pretensions, indicating that the whole name is ironic.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2