Little Inch

Little Inch BMO FGN S NO379245 1 351 60m

    Little Inch 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Little Inch 1827 Ainslie
    Little Inch 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc little + Sc inch

‘Small haugh’ i.e. low-lying land by water; or ‘small piece of rising ground in the middle of level land’ (after CSD); this latter meaning fits well with the position of Little Inch, lying as it does on the south side of a level hollow which would be subject to flooding.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4