Edens Muir

Edens Muir ~ CLS V NO2909 1 373 40m

    mora de Edyne c.1250 Lind. Cart. no. 140 [Lindores monks’ peat-bog (petariam) in ‘the muir of Eden’; see CLS Intro., Medieval Landscapes]
    usque ad moram de Edyn 1256 x 1264 Lind. Cart. no. 135 [‘as far as Edens Muir’ for heather (bruera) ; see CLS Intro., Medieval Landscapes]
    mor<a> de Edin 1302 Lind. Cart. no. 136 [beside the Monks’ moss (marisium monachorum); see CLS Intro., Medieval Landscapes]
    Edinnismure 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [see Monks-moss # CLS]
    lie Erlis-mure alias Edynnis-mure 1540 RMS iii no. 2167 [see discussion]
    Edinsmure 1600 RMS vi no. 1032 [see Monk-moss # CLS]
    Edinsmure 1649 RMS ix no. 2097 [‘Mounkismos et Edinsmure’]
    Edinsmoore 1653 RMS  x no. 183 col. 1 [‘Monkesmosse and Edinsmoore’]
    Edens Mure 1684 Adair/East Fife
    a large moor called Edens mor 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 297 [‘formerly of little or no use, but now a great pairt of it is planted with fir trees by the Earle of Leven’]
    Edens Muir 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Eden[105] + Sc muir

The muir is first mentioned, in Latin, as the muir of Eden (mora de Edyn(e)), around the middle of the thirteenth century (Lind. Cart. nos. 135, 140). In 1497 mention is made of Mora Comitis (RMS ii no. 2360), and in 1540 this is identified with Edens Muir (lie Erlis-mure alias Edynnis-mure) (RMS iii no. 2167), the earl being the earl of Fife. From around this date it is frequently associated with Monks Moss or Muir, for which see Monks-moss CLS, below.

    Edensmuir applied also to the north-east extension of this area. For example, in 1593 land associated with Russell’s Mill CUP is described as the East(er) Muir, Edens Muir or Cupar Muir (see Cupar Muir CUP, below, for details).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4