Craigencat

Craigencat DFL S NT108955 1 250m

Cragenkat 1231 Dunf. Reg. no. 193 [Part of the march between Crambeth (Cleish) and Outh (Vueth) DFL]
Cragncatt 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Craiggatt 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Cragincatt 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Craigencat 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1269 [One of the pendicles of Rescobie; ‘Craignecat alias Weddergroynge’]105
Craigin Cotts 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Craigincat 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Craigencate 1784 Sasines no. 905
Craigencate 1793 Sasines no. 3418 [‘Craigencate being part of Roscobie’]
Craigincat 1828 SGF

G creag + G an + G cat

‘Crag or rock of the wild cat(s)’ (creag a’ chait or creag nan cat). The crag from which it takes its name is the long, conspicuous basalt ridge now called Craigencat Craigs (OS Pathf. 384). Impressively regular hexagonal columns have been exposed by quarrying at its west end, by the road from Lochornie to Cleish. When visited in June 1994, the house and outbuildings were in ruins.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1