mounthope

Place-name:Mounthope
Suggested Meaning:borrowed name
Blaeu Coila (1654):No Entry
OS Name Books (1855-57):Mounthope
Location:Ordnance Survey (1892-1960)

Mounthope was originally a small cottage on the Mansfield estate owned by the Stuart-Menteth family, Baronets of Closeburn and Mansfield to house estate gamekeepers and their families.

Map 1 Mounthope | Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

George Sanderson in ‘New Cumnock Long Ago and Far Away’ explains that the name was borrowed from the Stuart-Menteth’s lands in Closeburn, Dumfriesshire [1]. The origin of the name in Closeburn is unclear, however it is interesting to know that their is an eminence in the parish known as Mount Misery.

Map 2: Mounthope, Closeburn | Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

References
[1] George Sanderson, ‘New Cumnock Long Ago and Faraway’
Maps
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Map 1 | Ordnance Survey (1885-1903) | Mounthope, New Cumnock
Map 2 | Ordnance Survey (1892-1960) |Mounthope, Closeburn
Ordnance Survey Name Books
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Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49| Mounthope
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