Remilton MML S NO344139 1 362 65m

    South Cottown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    South Cotton 1828 SGF [apparently at the site of Remilton]
    Rumbleton 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Rumbleton 1922 x 1969 OS 6 inch 3rd revision
    Remilton 1948 x 1977 OS 6 inch 1st Imperial edn

This is the same name as, for example, Remiltoun TOB (PNF 1) [339] and Remilton ABE, above. The first element is problematic, but may derive from Sc rye-miln ‘rye mill’ + Sc toun ‘farm’. But Remilton MML appears so late in the record (1855), that it may well have been transferred from one or other of the places of this name in Fife or beyond. The OS Name Book makes no attempt to explain the name: ‘This is the dwelling house of Mr George Small, teacher of the subscription school. It consists of two cottages with gardens attached. It is the property of Lord Leven [of Melville House]’ (53, 13). It was formerly called South Cotton i.e. a toun or territory occupied by cottars or agricultural labourers (see Elements Glossary, PNF 5), probably on the lands of Hilton of Carslogie MML, which lies to the north-west. This identification is confirmed by OS Name Book 53, 13, Col. 3.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4