Inch 1753 Roy sheet 16, 1
Inch 1783 Stobie
Inch 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
Inch House 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc inch or G innis
‘Low land by water; raised land in a bog or in land liable to flooding’. It could derive either from Gaelic innis or Sc inch, a loan-word from this G word. It refers to its position on low land bordering the River Forth.
The earlier nucleus of the lands of Inch seems to be modern Inch House (OS Pathf. 393). The home farm is now called Inch Farm NS940866 (OS Pathf. 393).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1