Powguild ADN S NT208927 1 385 115m SOF
Polgulde 1288 x 1309 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 4 [date from witness Matthew of Crambeth bishop of Dunkeld]
Polgulde 1393 RMS i no. 870
Powgulde 1476 ADA 52 [o.c.; see ADN Introduction above]
Polgudde 1476 RMS ii no. 1233
Poguild 1521 Fraser Wemyss ii no. 94
Pouguild 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Powgoold 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Pow Guilt 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Balguild 1775 Ainslie/Fife [with Balguildmill shown downstream]
Powguild 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [also Powguild Mill at NT216927]
G poll + ?
Poll ‘pool’, presumably in the Gelly Burn. Powguild’s lands include the east side of Loch Gelly and the outflow of the Gelly Burn from that loch. Might the second element be derived from an early form of Gelly (geallaidh)?
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1