|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.
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 . The origin of the name in Closeburn is unclear, however it is interesting to know that there is an eminence in the parish known as Mount Misery.
| George Sanderson, ‘New Cumnock Long Ago and Faraway’|
|Reproduced with the Permission of the National Library of Scotland|
|Map 1 | Ordnance Survey (1885-1903) | Mounthope, New Cumnock|
|Map 2 | Ordnance Survey (1892-1960) |Mounthope, Closeburn|
|Ordnance Survey Name Books|
|By Permission of Scotland’s Places|
|Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49| Mounthope|
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