Hillside ABO S NT190857 1 35m

<H>ilsyd 1636 RMS x no. 166 [the lands formerly called <brewlands> of Newtoune and now called <H>ilsyd. RMS mistakenly has Kilsyd twice]
Hilside 1693 Retours (Fife) no. 1599 [terris de Hilside olim vocatis bruerio, lie Brewery de Newtoun, ‘the lands of Hillside, formerly called the Brewery of Newton’]
Hillsyde 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Hillsyd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife)
Hillside 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Capt. Stewart’]

Sc hillside

This was formerly called the Brewlands of Newton (of Aberdour), for which see below under *Newton. The change of name seems to have happened in the course of the seventeenth century, though the earlier name reappears in 1872, ‘the lands of Newtown with the ... Brewlands thereof’ (Sasines no. 1544). This is probably connected with the two brewhouses (bracina) mentioned in the 1377 Rental of the lands of (Easter) Aberdour (Morton Reg. i pp. lxiv, lxv), for more details of which see ABO Introduction above.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1