Clatto

Clatto KTT S NO358072 1 373 190m NOF

(chapel of) Clatyn 1240 x 1253 St A. Lib. 328 [rubric][124]
(lands of) Clatyn 1240 x 1253 St A. Lib. 328 [Duncan de Ramsay granted right to have a chapel in his lands of Clatto in parish of Lathrisk (Losresch)]
Clatey 1294 Stevenson, Documents i, 408 [Adam Ramsay’s land]
(Ramsay of) Clatty 1466 Dunf. Reg. no. 458
in dominio de Clatty 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 47 [George Ramsay, son of the late William Ramsay of Clatto (Clatty), in the lordship of Clatto and Bedescraigs (Bateiscraggis) KTT]
(George Ramsay of) Clatty 1536 RMS iii no. 1551
(lands of) Clatty 1536 RMS iii no. 1551
Cletty c.1560 s Purves 154 [?3]
Cletty 1587 Assumption 15 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory]
Cletty 1642 Gordon MS Fife [also Cletty denn]
Clettie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [also Clettie mill and Clatty Denn]
Clatte 1684 Adair/East Fife [also Clatte Barns, Clatte Knok and Clatte Den]
Clatty 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [also Clatty Den and Clatty Barns]
Clatto 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also Clatto Barns, Clatto Hill and Claret Den (for Clatto Den)]
Clatto 1828 SGF [also Clatto Hill]
Clatto 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also ‘site of Clatto Castle’ beside it]

? G cladh + - in

‘Place of a ditch or ditches’? It may also be compared with OIr cladach ‘surrounded by a ditch (OIr clad), fortified’. Modern G cladh is ‘a churchyard’ i.e. a place surrounded by a ditch. It is identical in meaning to Clatto SSL, although the suffix is different. There is no doubt from the early forms that the suffix in Clatto KTT was originally the common locational ending -in ‘place of, place at’. The o-ending, which regularly derives from earlier -ach (see Ó Maolalaigh 1998), does not appear until the late eighteenth century, and should be seen as an example of hypercorrection, since by this time final o had regularly become -ie/y in Scots (as can still be heard today in local pronunciations of Largo, Balmullo, Strathmiglo, etc.). It may also have been influenced by Clatto SSL, the ending of which seems originally to have been -ach.

    OS Pathf. also shows Clatto Hill, Clatto Den and Clatto Barns.

    /ˈklato/, locally /ˈklɛtɪ/[125]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2