Braehead

Braehead CUP S NO378146 1 362

    the Brae-Heads 1845 NSA ix, 20 [Cupar was ‘much extended by the suburbs called the Brae-Heads, New Town, and Lebanon’]
    Braeheads 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc or SSE brae + Sc heid or SSE head

‘Top of the brae or slope’; Sc or SSE brae often refers to a road on a slope. The NGR give above is for OS Pathf. Braehead, though note that Braeheads (1856) is shown slightly to the north-west at NO377148. This is an early-nineteenth-century housing development.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4