Incharvie

Incharvie KCQ S NO480027 1 374 25m

? Inchdevie 1631 Retours (Fife) no. 453 [this may be a scribal or editorial misreading of Inchhervie or the like; Thomas Finlay, son of James Finlay in Inchdevie, an eighth part of the toun and lands of Balchrystie (Balcrystie) NBN, and an eighth part of the Links of Balchrystie (Links de Balcrystie)]
(lands of) Inscharvie 1644 RMS ix no. 1550 [part of barony of Kilconquhar]
Inchervie 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Inchhervy 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Incharvie 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Incharvie 1828 SGF
Incharvie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G innis + G airbhe/eirbhe

‘Haugh of the dividing wall or boundary’. See Watson 1926, 480. This is the most likely derivation. However, given the late appearance of this place-name in the record, we cannot be sure. The specific element may also be found in Balharvie FAL.

Both Ainslie/Fife and OS 6 inch 1st edn show Incharvie not at its modern location but a short distance to the west, at NO477027. The large steading now called Incharvie is shown but not named on OS 6 inch 1st edn.

/ɪntʃˈɛrvɪ/[177] locally, but /ɪntʃˈarvɪ/ is also heard.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3