Hot Pot

Hot Pot KDT DSX S NT303929 2

Hetpot 1534 RMS iii no. 1368 [see DSX Introduction]
(mill of) Hetpett 1541 RMS iii no. 2483 [see DSX Introduction]
Hot Pot Wynd 1790s OSA, 325 [‘the road from the harbour’]

Sc hot or het + Sc pot

‘Hot pit’. The OSA for Dysart parish discusses this place, stating that underground coal fires sometimes burned here, whose flames were visible at night coming from the pit mouths. Nearby OSA also records The Burning (325). Also note that in his atlas of 1654, Blaeu says this of Dysart: ‘from there a heather-moor of the same name extends, where quite a large area, which they call the Coal-bed, abounds in earthy bitumen and burns in places, not without loss to the inhabitants.’[199] Evidently subterranean fires were not uncommon. The name exists today in Hot Pot Wynd, Dysart.[200]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1