Hallyards

Hallyards ATL A NT211913 1 385 120m SEF

(lands and loch of) Halyardis 1539 RMS iii no. 2264
(lands and loch of) Hallzairds 1590 Inchcolm Chrs. Appendix II no. 20, p. 217
Hellyards 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Halyandis 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [a misreading of Halyardis; on east side of the loch named L<och> Orr]
Halyards 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [on east side of the loch, unnamed]
Hallyards 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘in Ruins’]

Sc hall + Sc yaird

‘Yards at or associated with a hall or high-status building’? There is another Hallyards in Alyth PER (Hallyeardis 1478 Meikle 1925, 100, the first element of which Meikle wrongly analyses as haugh).

OS Pathf. has ‘Camilla formerly Hallyards (remains of)’, with Hallyards marked as an antiquity. The Skenes held Hallyards from the early seventeenth to the late eighteenth century, the first Skene laird of Halyeards dying at Halyeards in 1653 (Millar 1895 ii, 144).

/ˈhɔljərdz/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1