Woodhaven FGN S NO407269 1 352 15m NOF
the Wood hawyn 1471 x 1478 Wallace x, 112 9 (Vol. ii, 4) [‘I well know there is not a vessel left from the Woodhaven to the ferry called (Port)Aran’ (Rycht weyll I wait weschell is lewyt nayn / Fra the Wood hawyn to the ferry cald Aran)]
Wodhavin c.1560 s Assumption, 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory, leased for 53 s. 4 d.]
Wodhevin 1620 Retours (Fife) no. 309 [John Leslie of Newton, salmon fishing of Woodhaven, with superiority of lands of Woodhaven; see Newton FGN]
Woodhaven c.1636 x 1652 Gordon MS 54A
Woodeheaue<n> 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [final n is implied by a superscript mark over e]
Wood-haven 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife)
Woodhaven 1697 Retours (Fife) no. 1397
Wood Haven 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Woodhaven 1828 SGF
Woodhaven 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc wuid + Sc havin
‘Haven or harbour in or near woodland’; or ‘harbour built of wood’.
The above NGR is supplied by the small cluster of buildings called Woodhaven on OS 6 inch 1st edn (1855).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4