Bow Road ~ AMY O NO241117
sub lie Bowrod 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 4 [‘below the Bow Road’]
subtus lie Bowrod 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 6 [‘part of the half of the said Mairsland lying below the Bow Road’ (partem dimidietatis dicte Marisland subtus lie Bowrod jacentem) cols. 5–6]
lie Bowrod-daill 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 7 [‘half of one division called the Bow Road Dail’ (1/2 unius lie daill vocat. lie Bowrod-daill)]
Sc bow + Sc rod
‘Cattle track or road’; the present Bow Road, leads out from the south-east end of the burgh to the summer-grazing lands in the Howe of Fife. For more on this and other names connected with pastoral activities in the Howe of Fife, see Taylor 2006, 85 et passim.
The above NGR is where Bow Road meets the Cupar Road.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4