Bentymires BEA S NT115922 1 384 150m EAF

Brandy fold 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [shown in about the same position as OS Pathf. Bentymires, the Brandy here probably an error for Benty]
Bentymires 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bentymyres 1828 SGF

Sc benty + Sc mire

‘Bog or marshland where bent grass grows’. Sc benty derives from Sc bent ‘bent grass, coarse grass’.

It has been obliterated by opencast mining.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1