Cathrie NBN S NO455056 1 374 140m NEF

Cadrie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
the Cathra 1819 Sasines no. 12535 [ ‘... 3 acres of lands of Newburn Easter lying in the shead called the Cathra’]
Cadro 1850s OS Name Book 23, 29
Cardro 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [note this is different from the form in OS Name Book]
Cathrie 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch County Series, 1st revision

Sc cauld + ? Sc raw

‘Cold row (of houses)’. This suggested derivation is based on better attested names from south of the Forth, some of whose early forms are very similar to those of Cathrie: Caldra #, Haddington ELO, close to and closely associated with Byres in the Garleton Hills (Caldrow 1546 RMS iv no. 28; Cadra 1616 Retours no. 261; Caldera 1822 Thomson Map/ELO);[262] also Caldra, Fogo BWK, which appears in Retours variously as The Cadra and Caldra (Johnston 1940, 24),[263] also Cauldra, Caldraw (Retours BWK Index Locorum). The local pronunciation of Cathrie (as if spelled Codrie, and always with the definite article), better reflects the derivation of this name than does its modern written form.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2