Brackmont LEU S NO428221 1 352 70m

    Brecmonte 1382 NAS GD82/6 [John Ramsay (Rammisee) of Brackmont desired Robert Fleming, notary, to read and expound in the vernacular certain charters on the sands of Eden (Arenas de Edyn), where a great crowd had gathered for a tournament near the boundary of the city of St Andrews]
    (John Ramsay of) Brekmond 1399 NAS GD82/9 [granted Lucklaw LEU]
    Brekmoune 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1734 B [17th c. index; to John Wemyss; see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    (William Ramsay of) Brakmonde 1437 NAS GD82/12
    (David Ramsay of) Brekmont 1466 Dunf. Reg. no. 458 [perambulator]
    Brekmonth 1513 RMS ii no. 3834 [see Southfield LEU]
    (Ramsay of) Brekmonth 1513 RMS ii no. 3834
    (William Ramsay of) Brakmonth 1529 RMS iii no. 797
    Brakmounth c.1560 s Assumption, 14 [‘Brakmounth, Luklaw and Southeild’]
    (John Ramsay of) Brakmonth 1602 Retours (Fife) no. 125 [his son David retoured in lands of Lucklaw LEU, q.v.]
    terris de Brakmonth 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [Robert Forbes of Rires KCQ]
    Brakmont 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Mill of Brakmont 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Brakmont 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Braikmonth 1672 Retours (Fife) no. 1116 [Janet Ramsay, Brackmont and Southfield and mills, in barony of Leuchars-Forbes]
    Brackmouth 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1273 [Robert Forbes of Rires KCQ]
    Brackmount 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also Brackmount Mill]
    Brackmont 1794 RHP30465
    Capt. McGill’s lands of Brackmount 1797 RHP1279 [also Brackmount Mill]
    Brackmont 1828 SGF
    Brackmont 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Brackmont Hill to east]

G breac + G monadh

‘Speckled or variegated hill, upland’; a more likely explanation than Watson’s suggestion that it may contain an obsolete G word related to OIr bréch ‘wolf’ (1926, 402). While it might be thought to contain the same elements as are found in Kilbrackmont KCQ, the early forms of the latter suggest otherwise (q.v. PNF 3). Brackmont stands on an eastward projecting shoulder of Lucklaw Hill.

    OS Pathf. also shows Brackmont Mill, 1 km to the north-east.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4