Moss Ferny Wood

Moss Ferny Wood SLN V NT009920 1 384 90m

Moss Ferny Wood 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

This name is closely connected with Fairnyhill 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5, referring to the hill on which Moss Ferny Wood stands. It contains Sc ferny ‘covered in bracken’. The element is also found in le Farnyholme, a feature on the boundary between Balgonar, the kirkland of Saline and Killernie at the east end of the parish (c.1335 Dunf. Reg. no. 333; see SLN Introduction for more details).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1