Boundary Changes 1889-92 : Kinross





The county of Kinross had one detached part which was at one time a detached part of the parish of Portmoak. It was surrounded by the county of Fife. There were four parishes situated
 in the county of Kinross and partly in other counties, viz.,—
Dunfermline, Forgandenny, and Fossoway.
 The following changes have been made on the county boundaries.

A. With the County of Fife.

There was some doubt whether a narrow projecting part at the 
northern extremity of the parish of Dunfermline was in Fife or in 
Kinross. By the Order printed at p. 77 this area  is declared to form part of that county. The county boundary so declared is the south march
 of the estate of Moreland on the south, and the march between the
 old parish of Dunfermline and the formerly detached part of the
 parish of Torryburn on the west.
For subjects transferred, see Cleish, &c., infra, p. 269.

2.—Portmoak, Ballingry, and Kinglassie.

The detached part of the parish of Portmoak, which was at the
 same time a detached part of the county of Kinross, was by the Order printed at p. 75 transferred to the county of Fife and to the
 parish of Kinglassie. There has also been effected a rectification of
 boundaries between the two counties affecting the parishes of Port
moak, Ballingry, and Kinglassie. The result of the Orders dealing
 with these parishes (printed at p. 76) is to make the new channel of 
Leven (The Cut) the new county boundary from
  a point 
about 600 yards east of New Gullet Bridge down to the parish of Leslie.
The subjects affected are detailed above, County of Fife, Ballingry &c., p. 249.

B. With the County of Perth.


The parish of Arngask was situated in three counties — Fife,
 Kinross, and Perth. No change has been made in the area of the
 parish, but the whole parish has been placed within the county of
 Perth by the Order printed at p. 46.
See County of Perth, Arngask, supra, pp. 199 and 203.


The parish of Forgandenny was situated partly in the county of
 Kinross and partly in the county of Perth. By the Order printed at 
p. 47 the Kinross-shire part of the parish was transferred to the
 county of Perth (and at the same time transferred along with another portion of the parish to the parish of Forteviot).
See County of Perth, Forgandenny, &c., pp. 204 and 244.

3.—Fossoway & Tulliebole

The parish of Fossoway & Tulliebole was situated partly in the county of Kinross and partly in the county of Perth. By the
 Order printed at p. 48 the whole of the parish, except the portion lying to the west of the 
of the line described in Clause I. of the Order, was placed in the county of Kinross. The excepted portion is retained in Perthshire
 and annexed to the parish ofGlendevon.
The subjects thus retained in Perthshire are detailed above, County 
of Perth, Blackford, &c., p. 220.
The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county
 of Perth to the county of Kinross, while at the same time remaining
 in the parish of Fossoway & Tulliebole :—

The Village of Blairingone—Numerous urban subjects, indivdually of small 
Devonshaw Feus.—Urban subjects of small value.
Gartwhinzian Feus—    Do.    do.
Powmill—    Do,    do.

The above districts are wholly transferred to Kinross-shire, but the number of
 small subjects with separate proprietor makes it undesirable and unnecessary to detail them.

Place Description Proprietor
Estate of Aldie—Aldie, Land and woodlands, Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne.
Aldie Castle, House, Do.
Wester Aldie, Brandy Bank, and Cottar Lands, Farm, Do.
East Backside, Do. Do.
West Backside and Hilton, Do. Do.
Cappochs, Do. Do.
Carden, Do. Do.
Craiglaw, Do. Do.
Craiglaw Hill, Do. Do.
Craigton, Do. Do.
Nether Dalkeith, Do. Do.
Over Dalkeith, Do. Do.
Do. House, Do.
Keithhills, Farm, Do.
Ninewells, House, Do.
Park House, House and land, Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne.
Powmill, Farm, Do.
Threapmuir, Do. Do.
Estate of Arndean—Arndean, House, offices, servants' houses, policies, land, and wodlands, John Christie of Cowden.
Black Drum, Land, Do.
Blairingone, Woodlands, smithy, and house, Do.
Blairingone Mains, Farm, Do.
Douniesdrum, Farm (part), Do.
Greenlandsfield, Land, Do.
Muirmill Park, Farm (part), Do.
Estate of Devonshaw—Devonshaw, Mansion-house, offices, servants' houses, and policies, J. R. Haig of Blairhill.
Do. Whinstone quarry and railway siding, Do.
Do. Farm, Do.
Craigend, Do. Do.
Do. House, Do.
Monk's Grave, Do. Do.
Netherton, Farm, Do.
Do. House, Do.
Westmuir, Farm, Do.
Do. House, Do.
Whistlemount, Houses, Do.
Maryfield, Land, Do.
Estate of Gartwhinzian—Gartwhinzian, House, offices, policies, and land, William Gibson of Gartwhinzian.
Do. House, Do.
Gartwhinzian Fens, Houses, Do.
Crosshead, Houses and land, Do.
Edgehead, House and land, Do.
Mossend, Houses and land, Do.
Mossendgreen, Farm, Do.
Pathhead, Houses and land, Do.
Cocklaw, Farm, William Gibson Jun., of Gartwhinzian.
Estate of Solsgirth—Solgsirth, House, offices, policies, and land, William Connal.
Do. Home farm, Do.
Gateside, Farm, Do.
Easter Muuirhead, Do. Do.
Wester Muirhead, Do. Do.
Newhall, Do. Do.
Estate of Wester Fossoway—Wester Fossoway, Farm (part), Rev. Canon W. Scott-Moncrieff.
Do. Lands and house, Do.
Do. Hill farm, Do.
Fossoway Lodge, House and woodlands, Do.
Easter Fossoway, Farm, Do.
Middleton, Farm, Do.
Turfmuir, Do. Do.
Myrehaugh, Croft (part), Do.
(Part of this subject is retained in the county of Perth, vide supra, p. 220.)    
Cairnboe Stewart, Farm, Robert Burns Begg in trust for Mr.and Mrs. Berney and others.
Do. House and land, Do.
Broom and Muirmill, Farm, William H. Dobie of Dollarbeg.
Castlebeg, House and lands, Do.
Lambhill, Land, houses, and colliery, Do.
Pitfar, Farm, Do.
Do. House and lodge, Do.
Barnhill, Farm, Andrew Colvill.
Downie's Drum, Blairingone, Do. William Robb Carmichael and John Carmichael.
Ladies Hall Cottage,. do., Houses, Do.
Colliery and Railway,   Do.
Cairnfold, Farm, Geo. Pitkeathley Smith.
Howefaulds, Do. Trustees of late Thomas H. Inglis.
Tethyknowe, Do. Robert hamilton of Tethknowe.
Part of the North British Railway (Devon Valley) line (2 miles 72 chains), also Rumbling Bridge Station,   North British Railway Company.
Dunfermline Water-pipes,   Corporation of the Burgh of Dunfermline.

(Sheets 39 and 40 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)


1.-Cleish and Dunfermline.

The part of the parish of Dunfermline which lay north of the
 south march of Moreland was said to be in the county of Kinross, and has for some time been so treated. By the Order printed at p. 77
, part of the county of Kinross, it was declared to form part of the county of Kinross and was
 annexed to the parish of Cleish, in that county.
The following subjects have thus (while declared to be in the county of Kinross) been transferred from the parish of Dunfermline to 
the parish of Cleish :—

Place Description Proprietor
Moreland, House, garden, and woodlands, Rev. E. Burch Field
Moreland Hill, Lands, Do.
Moreland Meadows, Do. Do.

(Sheet 40 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

2.—Fossoway & Tulliebole

The parish of Fossoway & Tulliebole has been altered in area
 through the transference of a  part to the parish of Glendevon by the
 Order printed at p, 48.
See County of Perth, Blackford, &c., supra, p. 220.


The parish of Portmoak has been altered in area (a) by the loss 
of the detached part and of certain portions south of the new channel of the River Leven (The Cut), and (b) by the transference to it of
 two parts of Ballingry and Kinglasssie which lay north of The Cut. 
For details see County of Fife, Ballingry, &c., supra, p. 249.


1. The counties are arranged in the order as in the Census returns, "such that a zig-zag line beginning at the north of Scotland and carried to the south passes successively through every County". The counties have the same numbers as in the Census returns.

2. The subjects transferred are enumerated under the head of the County or Parish to which they are transferred. Thus when an area has been transferred from County A to County B, the subjects affected are enumerated under County B, and a cross reference is given under County A.

3. The names of subjects are those contained in the Valuation Rolls. In the description of subjects the term "farm" includes the farm-house and servants' houses, and the term "croft" includes the house. But where any of the servants' houses on the farm have distinctive names, such houses are detailed separately. "House" includes "cottage", and "land" includes gardens, yards &c.

4. The names of proprietors are in almost all cases those given in The Valuation Rolls of 1890-91. It is therefore to be borne in mind that those who are described as proprietors may be limited owners only, such as liferenters or leaseholders.

5. Where villages or towns are affected, the names of the subjects and proprietors are not usually given. The description of the area transferred is in such cases quite sufficient to show whatever and to what extent any subject in the village or town has been affected by the Order.

6. The Ordnance Survey maps referred to are those published by the Ordnance Survey Department on the scale of one inch to the mile. Those published down to this date (1891), show the Counties and Parishes as they were before the Order of the Commissioners came into operation. It is expected that, when the work of the Commissioners is completed, revised maps will be issued to show the altered boundaries, but the sheets of the revised maps will bear the same numbers as the present maps. The Orders and the explanations can be followed readily on the maps as published at present.

7. An ampersand (&) has been used wherever a County or a Parish has a double name, e.g. "Ross & Cromarty" or "Fetlar & North Yell".

8. In most cases it is necessary to read the text of the order along with the explanation, because the full descriptions contained in the Orders are, as a rule, not repeated in the explanation.