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Ordnance Survey Object Name Books (first edition)

The object name books provide a description of every town, village, building, archaeological site and natural feature. They were created during the compilation of the O.S. First Edition maps of Fife and include notes and observations on all features on the original six-inch maps published around 1856. There are 135 object name books for Fife and Kinross. Each parish is split between several different books. The original first edition name books are held by the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh (reference RH4/23/83 - 93). Copies are held by the Fife Council Archive Service and Cupar, Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy libraries.

The name books have been indexed by staff at Fife Council Libraries. The files are all available on Fife Council's website but are extremely difficult to track down. The indexes for the Fife parishes can be downloaded from the links below.

The parishes of Culross and Tulliallan are not included as they were in Perthshire at that time. There are separate files for St Andrews and St Leonards. Anstruther Easter and Wester are combined into 1 file.

Abbotshall Abdie Abernethy Aberdour Anstruther E & W
Arngask Auchterderran Auchtermuchty Auchtertool Ballingry
Balmerino Beath Burntisland Cameron Carnbee
Carnock Ceres Collessie Crail Creich
Cults Cupar Dairsie Dalgety Dunbog
Dunfermline Dunino Dysart Elie Falkland
Ferryport on Craig Flisk Forgan Inverkeithing Kemback
Kennoway Kettle Kilconquhar Kilmany Kilrenny
Kinghorn Kinglassie Kingsbarns Kirkcaldy Largo
Leslie Leuchars Logie Markinch Monimail
Moonzie Newburgh Newburn Pittenweem Saline
Scoonie St Andrews St Leonards St Monans Strathmiglo
Torryburn Wemyss