Whirly Kips

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    Whirly Kips 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc whirly + Sc kip

The first element may be Sc whirly or whurly ‘? puny, shrunken’ (SND); Sc kip is defined as ‘a jutting or projecting point on a hill, a peak’ (CSD), and is understood as such by the writer of the OS Name Book (see below).

    On the modern map (such as OS Pathf. and OS Explorer) this name appears twice, once to the south of Norman’s Law (in DBG), once to the north (in FLK). On OS 6 inch 1st edn only the latter is so called, while the former is called Brown’s Hill. In OS Name Book Whirly Kips FLK is described as ‘A Small Hill on the Farm of Fliskmiln near the Eastern Side of Fliskmiln Hill. The Surface though Cultivated has the appearance of Several Small Knowes, hence Kips; the Meaning of the name is not Known’ (39, 4).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4