Muttonhole Wood

Muttonhole Wood FGN V NO4126 1 352

    Mutton Hall 1775 Ainslie/Fife [name of a settlement]

Sc mutton + Sc hall or Sc holl

‘Mutton hall or mutton hollow’. For the first element, see Muttonhole # ABE, above. If the second element is Sc hall ‘hall, high-status dwelling’, it is clearly being used ironically here, as is often the case (see PNF 5, Elements Glossary s.v.), and is paralleled in Muttonhall # KDT (PNF 1).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4