Gordanshall CBE S NO534067 1 374 100m SEF

(lands of) Gordounehal 1466 RMS ii no. 883 [associated with the lands of Balhouffie CBE, q.v.]
(lands of) Gordounehall 1467 RMS ii no. 924 [as preceding entry]
Gordounhall 1491 RMS ii no. 2021 [as preceding entry]
Balmonthe alias Gordonyshall nuncup<atas> 1508 RMS ii no. 3234 [John Borthwick of Balhouffie to his nephew Alexander, the lands of Balhouffie (Balwolsy), ‘Balmonth CBE otherwise called Gordanshall’]
Gordonishall 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 251 [‘Bawhowfy (Balhouffie) & Gordonishall’]
Gordounshall 1557 Retours (Fife) no. 32 [John, son of Robert Borthwick]
Balmonthe-Wester alias Gordounshall 1647 Retours (Fife) no. 728 [William Moncreiff]
Gordonshall 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
(lands of) Balmonth Wester alias Gordoun’s Hall 1665 RMS xi no. 833
Gordons Hall 1775 Ainslie
Gordonshall 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn Gordon + Sc hall

Formerly Wester Balmonth, it was held by the Gordon family until the mid fourteenth century (see Balmonth CBE). See also RMS iii nos. 389, 2381.

Although the OS 1:50,000 map has Gordonshall, it has been adjusted on the OS Pathf (1:25,000) to Gordanshall, probably in error, since there is no historical reason for such a change, as the early forms listed above show.

/ˈgɔrdənz hɔl/ or /ˈgɔrdənz hɔ:/[83]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3