Shires Mill

Shires Mill CUS S NT000878 1 394 20m

Schiris-mylne 1540 x 1543 RMS iii no. 2869 [see CUS Introduction] Schyrismilne 1587 Culross Chrs. 79 no. 3 [Bargadie, Corstoun, Brigtoun, Curreishoill, part of mill called Schyrismilne ... set in feu to Robert Bruce of Blairhall]
Shiremill 1592 RMS v no. 2152 [to Robert Bruce of Blairhall]
Shires hill 1753 Roy sheet 16, 1 [shown on east of burn, in TOB, possibly confusing Shires Mill CUS with Shaw Hill TOB]
Sherrif mills 1783 Stobie
Shire Mills 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland [shows Shire Mills on the east of the burn, in TOB]
Shires Mill 1828 SGF

Sc shire + Sc miln

Probably the main mill of the shire i.e. Culross-shire (see Barrow 1973, 52–3). For its importance as the mill for much of Culross parish, see the details of RMS iii no. 2869 in CUS Introduction.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1