Moncur DFL W NT099893 1 394 130m

ad ripam de Moncor 1315 x 1332 Dunf. Reg. no. 596 * [‘to the bank of Moncor’, near the royal road to Perth; dated more probably to the abbotship of Robert II 1315–1332 than of Robert I 1240–52]126
loch of Monquhir 1502 Dunf. Recs. {126}
Moncur 1549 x 1588 RMS v no. 1548 [a confirmation of Dunf. Reg. no. 596 *]
Mondwhurr Loch 1642 Gordon MS
Monwhur 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Mordwhurr L<och> 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife

G mòine + G cùrr

‘Moss or bog lying in a pit or hollow’. It is marked on OS Pathf. as ‘Town Loch (Moncur)’, and frequently occurs without the descriptive ‘loch’. The name Moncur is also found in Leuchars parish FIF. In Pitcur, Kettins parish ANG, the element cùrr probably refers to a souterrain.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1