Dalgety

Dalgety DGY PS NT169837 1 5m

(church of) Dalgathin 1179 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 2
(land of) Dalgathin 1214 x 1217 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 12 [o.c.]
(church of) Dalgathin c.1251 x 1272 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 23
(parish church of) Dalgathy 1349 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 24
(parish church of) Dalgaty 1420 CSSR i, 195
(vicarage of) Dalgati 1420 CSSR i, 195
(parish church of) Dalgethy 1430 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 49
(lands of) Dalgathy 1464 RMS ii no. 778 [to Sir William Abernethy]
(lands of) Dalgathe 1483 RMS ii no. 1534
(church of) Dalgathe 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 66
(parish of) Dalgathy 1559 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 70
Dalgaty K<irk> 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Dalgotie 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [but Dalgethy K<irk>]
Dalgethy K<irk> 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Dalgatie K<irk> 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Kirk of Dalgety 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Dalgety Kirk 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Dalgety 1828 SGF

G dealg + - atu/etu + - in

‘Place of thorn(-bushes), place abounding in thorn-bushes’. Auchtermuchty contains the same or similar abstract ending, for which see Watson 1926, 517 (note to p. 250). G dealg ‘thorn’ is also found as the first element in Dalginch KWY. If this is the correct analysis, the stress fell originally on the first syllable (the stress pattern still heard in the Aberdeenshire place-name of the same origin, Delgaty). The modern pronunciation with stress on the second element most likely resulted by analogy with the many places both to the south and the north beginning with unstressed Dal- such as Dalkeith, Dalmeny and Dalwhinnie. The NGR is taken from the site of the old parish kirk OS Pathf. ‘St Bridget’s Church (remains of)’. This site is at the easternmost end of the modern development of Dalgety Bay (known locally as ‘The Bay’) but is central to the settlement of Dalgety marked on SGF (1828), where it stands beside the Pier.

/dalˈgɛtɪ/ or /dəlˈgɛtɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1