Bowershall DFL S NT097910 1 384 150m

Bowrshall 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Boureshall 1646 Henderson 1865, 18
Bowrs hall 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Pourshall 1753 Roy
Moorhall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bourshall 1827 Ainslie/West Fife

pn Bower or Sc bower + Sc hall

‘Hall or large house belong to a person or family called Bower’ or ‘hall or large house of a cattleman or cattlemen’. Bower occurs in Dunf. Recs. as the name of various burgesses of Dunfermline. The Ainslie/Fife form Moorhall is clearly an error.

Locally /burz hɔl/ or /buərz hɔl/, locally /buərz hɔ:/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1