Mossyde 1626 Retours (Fife) no. 382 [lands of *Beath-Bell (Baithbell) alias Moss-side (Mossyde)]
Mossyde 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Mossyd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Moss Side 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Mosside 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Mosside 1783 Sasines no. 505
Mosside 1828 SGF
Moss-side 1856 OS 6 inch, 1st edn.
Sc moss + Sc side
It lies in the south-west part of the modern town of Cowdenbeath. The moss (i.e. bog) in the name is Moss Morran ABO/ATL. For more details, see its alternative name *Beath-Bell BEA above.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1