Broom Hill

Broom Hill AMY R NO204137 1 235m

    Broom Hill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn (FIF) [hill]
    Broomhill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn (FIF) [settlement]
    Broomhill 1969 x 1996 OS 1:10,000 1st metric edn [settlement]
    Broom Hill 2001 OS Explorer [hill]

Sc broom + Sc hill

‘Hill covered in broom’; the hill itself is part of the common grazing of Auchtermuchty, known as the Hill of Auchtermuchty (q.v.), later becoming part of the farm of Newhill AMY. OS Name Book describes it as: ‘A small hill on the farm of Newhill, covered with broom, furze, heath, and a few scattered fir and larch trees ...’ (50, 26). The north side of this hill is probably the feature called *(The) Craigleith (G creag liath ‘grey crag’) (see AMY Intro., Royal Burgh).

    Broom Hill has given its name to a small settlement, Broomhill, now in ruins unnamed on the most modern maps, at NO202137. In the early 1850s it was described as ‘a small dwelling house ... occupied by one of the hinds of Robert Kilgour, Newhill’ (50, 26).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4