Cowden

Cowden ABE S NO265148 1 100m

    Coudon 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    Coudon 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [not on Blaeu (Gordon) Fife]
    Cowdoun of Woodmylne 1683 St A. Tests. 38 [parish of Abdie (Ebdie)]
    Cowden 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

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‘Hazel’? On SGF (1828) the settlement here is named Little Woodhead (probably in error, for which see Woodhead ABE). A building is shown here but not named on OS 1 inch 2nd edn (1898) and OS Pathf. 362. When visited in June 2000, it was found to be the very dilapidated ruin of what had probably been a cottage, with the walls standing to about a metre. The name has survived in nearby Cowden Hill (NO266152).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4