Boghall NBH R NO232154 1 362 135m NOF
Boghall 1781 Sasines no. 99 [part of the lands of (Easter) Pitcairlie NBH, q.v.]
Boghall 1828 SGF [house]
Boghall 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [house; also shows Boghall Hill for OS Pathf. Knockmurdo Hill]
Sc or SSE bog + Sc or SSE hall
‘Hall or high-status house by a bog’; the use of hall here is ironic or facetious, as is often the case with this word in minor place-names. Boghall stood on a hill overlooking a boggy area on the west bank of the Bow Burn, 35 m lower down.
The house shown on early maps at the NGR given above has completely disappeared by the time of the OS Pathf. and OS Explorer (2001), though the name persists on these maps for an area of north-facing hillside.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4