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Mill of Forest (Mill o'Forest)

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  • davies2mof@aol.com
    Jim Your explanation of the name Mill of Forest (or Mill o Forest) is a little too general. The word mill means what it says - a place where grain (usually)
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      Jim

      Your explanation of the name Mill of Forest (or Mill o'Forest)
      is a little too general. The word "mill" means what it says -
      a place where grain (usually) was ground (milled) into flour.
      There was a water powered mill at Mill of Forest until about
      100 years ago when it was destroyed in a fire. Parts of the mill
      stream which brought water from the river Carron to the mill can
      still be traced. The mill cottage is still occupied. The mill has
      a long (and I suspect obscure) history. Mill of Forrest is named
      on the Pont map of this area (16 the century). Forrest Mill is
      clearly named on the well-known 1822 map of this area.

      By the late 18th and early 19th century, the community consisted
      of the mill (the Kemlo family was prominent), a farm and dairy,
      and Mill of Forest House (a larger house occupied by a series of
      lawyers, sheriff-clerks of Kincardineshire). The mill and the
      farm seem to have had several families associated with them
      simultaneously at that time.

      Ian Davies
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      ORIGINS OF STONEHAVEN ROADS & PLACES

      Mill O' Forest : Mill, farm; farm in the forest.
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