Pans Goat 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc pan + Sc gote
‘Saltpan’s or saltpans’ inlet’. A gote is a trench or ditch (CSD), but here it is clearly being used in the second of its CSD definitions: ‘a narrow rocky inlet of the sea; a navigable channel’. There is in fact a long thin space between two rocks on the shore here.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3