Finmont KGL S NT234994 1 140m

vill<a> de Fynmont 1448 Dunf. Reg. no. 424 (p. 308) [see Ardeny # KGL]
(lands of) Fynmonth 1539 RMS iii no. 2264 [one of the lands in the regality of Dunfermline granted to James Kirkcaldy of Grange]
Fynmont 1539 Dunf. Reg. no. 540 [rubric]
(lands of) Fynmonth 1539 Dunf. Reg. no. 540 [to James Kirkcaldy of Grange]
Finmont 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [also shows Finmonthill]
Finment 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Finmonth 1828 SGF
North Finmount 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Finmount 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

G fionn + G monadh

‘White hill or upland grazing’. The name, or the elements which this name contains, are also found in nearby Kinninmonth KGL. On OS Pathf. the hill immediately to the north-west of Finmont Farm is White Hill, which may be a rare example of a Fife name translated from G into Sc (see under White Hill KGL below). G fionn (and Sc white) may refer to good grazing potential, or to dairy production (for details of which see Elements Glossary under these words).

The NGR is for OS Pathf. Finmont Farm, which occupies the same site as Finment on Ainslie/Fife (1775), Finmonth on SGF (1828), and Finmount OS 6 inch 1st edn. (1856). The lands of Finmont appear to have originally included White Hill, since North Finmont (now gone) is shown on OS 6 inch 1st edn. north of White Hill, near Ryelaw (see KGL Map).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1