Hadrieloch

Hadrieloch # LEU W NO4824 3

    (loch called) Haddrieloche 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [see p. 486–7, above]
    (loch called) Hadryloch 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    (loch called) Heddrieloch 1637 RMS ix no. 704 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    (loch called) Heilley-loche 1658 Retours (Fife) no. 882 [earl of Southesk]
    (loch called) Hadrieloch 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440

Sc haddery + Sc loch

‘Heathery loch’, containing OSc haddery, hadry-, hadrie (DOST) ‘heathery, heather-covered’, referring to the predominant vegetation around the loch. Hadrieloch is consistently associated with Midmuir LEU (q.v.). Ainslie/Fife (1775) shows Heatheryknow[284] at about NO477237 in what is now Tentsmuir Forest, the area formerly covered in lochs and marshes, and there is probably a connection between these two names which share the same specific.

    The very approximate NGR is the km square between Old Moors (1855), and Heatheryknow (1775).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4