Lochty

Lochty CBE S NO525081 1 374 135m NEF

Lochtie 1620 Retours (Fife) no. 301 [see Carnbee CBE, above]
Lochtie 1631 RMS viii no. 1804 [see Carnbee CBE, above]
Lochty 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lochtie 1682 Retours (Fife) no. 1207 [see Carnbee CBE, above]
Lochtie 1691 Retours (Fife) no. 1321 [see Carnbee CBE, above]
Lochty 1775 Ainslie/Fife [apparently = OS Pathf. Nether Lochty, NO527084]
Upper Carnbee 1775 Ainslie/Fife [= OS Pathf. Lochty]
Lochty 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. Nether Lochty]
Upper Carnbee 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. Lochty]
Lochty 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Lochty Place at OS Pathf. Nether Lochty]

? G loch or ? G lóch + ?

‘Black or shining one’? This may be an imported name, given its late appearance (1631) in the historical record. For discussion of this name, which seems to apply originally to water-courses, see Lochty, Section 1, PNF 1; see also King 2005. If it is originally a local name, it probably refers to the Dunino Burn which forms the boundary between CBE and DNO immediately north of Lochty.

Note the shifting usage of the name Lochty here: OS Pathf. Lochty appears as Upper Carnbee in Ainslie/Fife (1775) and SGF (1828), while OS Pathf. Nether Lochty appears as Lochty on those two maps. There is also Lochty Field, the name of a field centred at NO530089, in DNO and farmed, as are most of the fields around Lochty, by Chesters DNO.[90]

In its earliest attestations it is closely associated with the *Backside-lands (‘back-lying lands, lands lying at the back’) of Carnbee.

/ˈlɔxtɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3