Peat Inn

Peat Inn CMN SSL S NO453098 1 374

Peat Inn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [referring to the inn]

SSE peat + SSE inn

‘This Inn derives its name from its vicinity to a Peat Moss’ (OS Name Book 18, 28), i.e. the still well-preserved Bankhead Moss, a short distance to the north-west. At this time the village in which it stood was called Westfield of Radernie (1855 OS 6 inch), described by the OS Name Book as ‘a clean little village consisting of a row of cottages with small gardens’ (18, 27). In relation to the inn, the OS Name Book continues, ‘All the conveniences common to Country Inns are to found here. Letters are received and delivered daily, but there is no Letter Box’ (loc. cit.). This might explain how the name of the Inn came to displace that of the village.

The above NGR is for the inn itself, situated at the north end of the village.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3