Drumnagoil BEA DFL R NT102937 1 384 235m

Drumoguile 1820 x 1825 RHP1318 [Arable Lochornie and Drumoguile]
Drumnaghoul 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 6, 51 [variant orthography]
Drumnaguile 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 6, 51 [variant orthography, ‘the local way of naming it, and it is spelled so on an old estate map’]
Drumnagoil 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

G druim + G an + G goil

‘Ridge of the bubbling, boiling or swirling water’ (druim na goile), with reference to the Drumnagoil Burn (also an OS Pathf. name), which runs along the south side of the ridge. G goil (f.), gen. goile ‘boiling, bubbling; swirling of stream’ (Dwelly). This is a more likely explanation than the one given by Liddall 1896 s.n. ‘ridge of the foreigner’ (druim an goill, gen. of gall). It is also discussed in Taylor 1995, 166.

On J. Bell’s fine plan of Blairadam Estate (1820 × 1825, possibly 1824, RHP1318), Drumoguile is shown as a small house on the Dunfermline Road, south of Lochornie.

The burn is noted with the following alternative spellings by OS Name Book: Drumnaghoul and Drumnaguil (1853 × 1856, 6, 51). It was known locally as the Clentry Burn in the first half of the twentieth century.[68]

OS 1 inch 2nd edn. (1899) has Drumnagoil Burn but not Drumnagoil.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1