West Flisk

West Flisk FLK S NO315223 1 351 60m NWF

    W. Flisk<s> 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B [written W:E:Flisks]
    Fliskes Eister et Wester 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1547 [John earl of Rothes]
    Fliskis Eister et Wester 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618
    W. Flisk 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    W. Flisk 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    West Flisk 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc west or wester + en Flisk

Confusingly on modern maps such as OS Pathf. and OS Explorer, West Flisk and Wester Flisk are shown as separate settlements. Wester Flisk represents what was formerly the manse, kirk and small kirkton of Flisk (although it is never referred to as such), while West Flisk is a small house c.200 m to the south. As it is clear on early maps such as Pont MS 54B and Ainslie/Fife that the kirkton and W. Flisk are separate entities, early forms of both West and Wester Flisk are given here rather than under Wester Flisk.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4