Woodhaven

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)][241]
    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