Foulbutts SLN O NS986944 2
Foulbutts Wood 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Foulbutt’s Bridge or Lilly’s Bridge 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc foul + Sc butt
‘Foul or muddy strip(s) of ploughed land or small parcel(s) of land’. The final s may be either a pl. or a gen. sing. ending. OS Pathf. Foulbutts Wood is at NS986944, and supplies the above NGR. To the south-west of the wood OS Pathf. shows Lilly’s Bridge, which is shown on OS 6 inch (1855) as Foulbutt’s Bridge or Lilly’s Bridge, crossing the Roughcleugh Burn. This burn forms the parish and county boundary here, and on OS 6 inch (1855) is called the Foulbutts Burn a little downstream.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1