Rattlingford

Rattlingford # CLS W NO245141 1 120m

    vadum sonorum lie Ratlane-furd 1592 RMS v no. 2053 [see CLS Intro., Marches, above; and discussion, below]
    Rattlemfurd 1592 NAS C2/38 no. 94 [= RMS v no. 2053; less likely Rattlomfurd; see CLS Intro., Marches, above]
    Rattle Ford 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Rattlingford 1828 SGF

Sc rattlan + Sc fuird

‘Rattling or noisy ford’. The Latin of the 1592 charter translates as ‘ford of sounds’, i.e. ‘noisy ford’. The eponymous ford is over the burn running north-west into the Pitcairlie Burn, which itself runs south to become the Auchtermuchty Burn. Its eight figure NGR is NO2450 1415.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4