Fossackie Hill

Fossackie Hill DFL R NT088838 1 60m

Fossackie hill 1771 Broomhall Plan
Faskettyhill Plantation 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Fossackie recalls Fosseth (1274 British Library Add. Ch. 76751), which probably derives from OG fossad ‘level, firm’ (found also as the first element in the settlement- and parish-name Fossoway KNR). However, the latter refers to a place well within RHX, while Fossackie Hill is within medieval DFL (albeit only one km north of the medieval kirk of RHX). Of the land which Inchcolm Abbey acquired in exchange for *Balhaulie from Robert of Rosyth in 1274 (for more details of which see DFL, RHX Introduction), Fosseth forms the southern march, while the muir of Loskeldyn forms the northern, thus placing Loskeldyn nearer Fossackie. It is just possible that Loskeldyn is the result of a scribal error for an underlying *Foskeldyn, which could itself underlie the OS 6 inch 1st edn. form of this name, Faskettyhill.[111]

It appears on OS Pathf. as Fossackiehill Plantation.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1