Lady’s Mill

Lady’s Mill DFL S NT090867 1 394 45m SWF

The Lady’s Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc or SSE lady + Sc miln or SSE mill

‘Lady i.e. B.V.M.’s mill’. This was named after the chapel of St Mary, which lay on the south side of the Nethertown, at the west end (see Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. Map I). This is ‘the Lady chappell near Dumfermling’ which received a grant from Pitreavie DFL given by Andrew Murray (the Guardian, died 1338?) in the reign of David II. This same grant is mentioned in 1388, when the rent of Pitreavie is granted to the Chapel of St Mary, Dunfermline (ER iii, 166).

Roy (1753) has Grangemills on or near the site of Lady’s Mill, west of the Grange Road, north of Grange. It is not clear whether these are the same mills.

On OS 6 inch 1st edn. Lady’s Loan is the name of the road from The Lady’s Mill westwards towards Urquhart (modern Lovers Loan and Logie Road).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1