Lumbo SSL S NO489148 1 363 60m

oure landis of Lumbow 1440 St A. Cop. no. 111 [for context, see discussion]
the twa Lumbowis 1440 St A. Cop. no. 111
Lumbo 1587 Assumption, 10 [rental of fermes of St Andrews, leased for 40 s.]
Lumbo 1593 RMS v no. 2273 [among lands of St Andrews Priory]
terras de Lumbo 1625 Retours (Fife) no. 364
Lambo 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Lumbo 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lumbo 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Lumbo Bridge, Lumbo Den]

G lom + G –ach

‘Bare place, piece of land with sparse vegetation’, probably alluding to sparse tree-cover at the time of naming.

The bounds of the estate are described in detail in St A. Cop. no. 111 (1440): ‘oure (i.e. St Andrews Priory) landis of Lumbow, liand within our grange of Ballothin (Balone SSL), fra the litill strynde of wattir that rynnis betuix the twa Lumbowis, gangand west be the southfald dikis unto the marchis of Fedinche (Feddinch CMN), strekand est fra the marchis of Fedinche unto the marchis of the landis of the Kerenys (Cairns SSL), as ye done[309] gais to the nether end of the said litill strynde.’ The ‘litill strynde’ must refer to the burn that runs through Lumbo Den.

OS Pathf. shows Lumbo Bridge, Lumbo Den.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3