Mill of Forest (Mill o'Forest)
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.
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ORIGINS OF STONEHAVEN ROADS & PLACES
Mill O' Forest : Mill, farm; farm in the forest.