Silverhall # CRA S NO538091 1 120m
Silverhall 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown in DNO]
Cellerhole 1828 SGF
Silverhall 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Silverhall 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn
? Sc siller + ? Sc hall or ? Sc howe
‘Silver hall or hollow’? Underlying the first element may be Sc silly, which can mean ‘of soil, poor in quality, unfertile’ (SND). See Silverton ADN PNF 1. Sc hall ‘hall, high status dwelling’ may be used here ironically, as is often the case (see Elements Glossary, PNF 5).
It is now Cairnscluse CRA.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3