Coaltown Of Wemyss

Coaltown Of Wemyss WMS S NT324958 1 385 55m EAF

Newcoaston 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Newtown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
E. & W. Coaltowns 1790s OSA 796
Coaltown 1828 SGF
West Coaltown 1845 NSA vol. ix, 398
East Coaltown 1845 NSA vol. ix, 398
Coaltown 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Coaltown of Wemyss 1897 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.

Sc or SSE coal + Sc toun or SSE town

Described as a picturesque village at the gates of Wemyss Castle, built from the 1890s as miners’ housing (Gifford 1988, 127). See also Newton WMS below.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1