Myrehead MNZ S NO341195 1 362 50m
Mirehead 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Myrehead 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision
Sc or SSE mire + SSE head or Sc heid
‘(Place at the) head or end of a mire’; like nearby Myre End KLM, it is located near the western end of a large mire or moss which lies on both sides of the Motray Water. The moss itself is shown beside Mirehead on Ainslie/Fife 1775. Prior to draining and canalisation of the Motray this land was very marshy (and still can be after prolonged rain-fall). The building is marked but not named on OS 6 inch 1st edn (1855).
OS Pathf. Myrehead is shown as Myrehead Cottages on OS Explorer 2001.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4