Loanhead

Loanhead * KCQ S NO493026 3

Lonheid 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Lonhead 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [‘Lonhead alias Kinocher’]

Sc loan + Sc heid

‘Head or end of a loan or grassy track for livestock through arable land which leads to the grazing lands’. Blaeu (Gordon) Fife shows Lonhead north-east of Kilconquhar Loch in a position that corresponds roughly to that of Kilconquhar Castle, formerly Kilconquhar House (OS 6 inch, 1855).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3