Birkhill Wood

Birkhill Wood ABO V NT182852 1 394 55m

the Birkhill 1758 RHP37878 [also ‘Birkhill Land’]
Birkhill Wood 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Birkhill + SSE wood

Birkhill itself contains Sc birk ‘birch’ + Sc hill, so ‘hill where birches grow, hill covered with birch’. The earliest form has the definite article the.

The above NGR is of the highest point of Birkhill Wood, which was also the summit of ‘the Birkhill’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1