Clinthill DGY S NT154853 1 394 85m SEF

Clinkhill 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 219 [‘The barony of Fordell viz Lethame Clinkhill with the rest of the townes ...’]
Clinthill 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Clint hill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Clint hill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Clinkhill Lands 1796 RHP3818
Clinkhills 1814 Sasines no. 10085 [part of the barony of Fordell]
Clinkhill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? Sc clint or ? clink + Sc hill

Sc clint is ‘a large, hard stone’ (Jamieson), or ‘a cliff or crag’ (DOST); but some early forms suggest clink as the first element, for which DSL offers no suitable explanation.

OS Pathf. also has Clinthill Plantation, Clinthill Bents and Clinthill Top. This last is probably the hill referred to in the name Clinthill.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1