Pathhead

Pathhead DNO S NO536113 1 363 80m

Pathhead 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Path Head 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Path head 1828 SGF
Pathhead 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc peth + Sc heid

‘Head or top of a brae or steep road’. The existing forms almost certainly represent an Englishing of an original Sc name. The eponymous peth refers to the road as it climbs up from the den of the Wakefield Burn.

/paθ hɛd/ and /paθ hid/ are both used locally.[139]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3