Lochore

Lochore BGY S NT179968 1 384

Lochore 1124 x 1130 St A. Lib. 117 [rubric, which may not belong to the original charter; see ESC, 329 and Barrow 1998b, 252]
Costentinus de Lochor 1160 x 1162 St A. Lib. 128
2 bouatas terre in territorio de Lochor 1150 x 1200 Barrow 1998b, 254 [grant by Constantine of Lochore son of Robertus de Burguinn to the Hospital of Jerusalem of 2 oxgangs of land in the territory of Lochore, with grazing rights for a specified number of cows, ewes, goats and mares, and timber rights]
Constantinus de Lochor 1150 x 1200 Barrow 1998b, 254
(Constantine of) Louchor 1242 Pitfirrane Writs no. 1 [donation to his son, Adam, of lands of Lumphinnan (Lumfilan)]
(half the mill of) Lochore 1372 RMS i no. 518 [royal confirmation of John of Wemyss’ grant to Andrew Valence of half the mill of Lochore]
(barony of) Lochquhore 1432 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 48 [Lands of Lochhede (Lochhead ATL, BGY) in west part of the barony of Lochquhore]
Locquhoir 1539 x 1540 Knights of St John, 27 [Rental: 4s.]
Lurr 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [either a misreading of his ms. L. Orr, or from local pronunciation]
House of Orr 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Lochore 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Sir Michael Malcolm’]

en Loch Ore

It takes its name from Loch Ore. From an early date it was the name of an important territory including the medieval parishes of Auchterderran and Ballingry, and is later referred to as Lochoreshire (see the ADN and BGY Introductions for more details). Its caput or chief manor was Lochore Castle (NT175958). The name later became applied to the mining village between Ballingry and Crosshill, and it is this that supplies the above NGR.

/lɔˈxor/, locally /lɔˈhor/ or /ləˈhor/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1