Muttonhole # SSL S NO555120 1 70m
Muttonhole 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Muttonhole 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Muttonhole 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [in St Leonards parish]
Sc mutton + Sc holl
‘Mutton hollow’; a humorous name, probably referring to the relative poverty of the place or its inhabitants. Sc mutton was once relatively frequent in place-names throughout the Scottish lowlands. Muttonhall # KDT (for which see PNF 1) is even more facetious. See also Elements Glossary under mutton (PNF 5).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3