Milldeans KGL S NO239009 1 373 125m NOF

Myldanys 1535 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 125 [David Boswell (Bosuell) for Milldeans]
terras de Mylnedeanes 1644 RMS ix no. 1526 [the lands of Milldeans extending to an eigth part of the lands of Gaitmilk with the mill of Kinglassie alias Gaitmilk-mylne or Milldeans (Mylne-deanes)]
Mylne-deanes 1644 RMS ix no. 1526 [see preceding]
Millden 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Milldens 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [shown north of the Leven, hence in LSL]
Milldeans 1828 SGF
Milldeans 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc miln + Sc den

‘Steep valleys or dens with a mill’. It was the main mill of the parish of Kinglassie (Goatmilkshire) (RMS ix no. 1526). Sc dean is a variant of den ‘steep valley or gorge’, and is more frequent south of Forth, while den is the usual form north of Forth.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1