Hurlmakin CRA S NO531081 1 374 130m EAF

Hurlmachan 1850s OS Name Book 22, 30

This name is completely obscure. It does not seem to be very old, as the place appears as MountHooly on Ainslie/Fife (1775) and Mounthooly on Ainslie/East Fife (1827). This is a relatively frequently occurring minor place-name in the Scottish lowlands and northern England meaning ‘mount or climb carefully’, a humorous name for a steep brae (Sc huilie ‘slowly, gently, cautiously’).

It is marked but not named on SGF (1828).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3