Meiklebeath

Meiklebeath BEA DFL S NT146914 1 175m

Micklebeath 1775 Ainslie/Fife [David Beatson Esq]
Newbeath 1828 SGF
Meiklebeath 1870 RHP10003
Meiklebeath 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Meiklebeath 1957 OS 1 inch 7th Series

Sc meikle + en Beath

‘Big Beath’. It was known for a time as Newbeath, and appears as such on SGF (1828). However, this new name was short-lived, having fallen out of use by the time of the OS in the 1850s, since Meiklebeath is the name which is used on all the OS maps until the disappearance of the farm in recent times.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1