Golfdrum

Golfdrum DFL S NT084879 2

Goufdrum 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Gonfdrum 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [Blaeu’s misreading of Gordon’s Goufdrum]
Gouffdrum 1658 Dunfermline Kirk Session Records [quoted in Pitcairn 2000, 152]
Goulphdrum 1790 Sasines no. 2433 [John Burt, ‘in part of Mounthoolie & part of Goulphdrum, being parts of Pittencrieff’]
Golphdrum 1807 Sasines no. 7717 [Wm. Scott, ‘12 Falls of the lands of Golphdrum’]
Golfdrum 1808 Sasines no. 8089 [Wm. Nicol, ‘34 Falls and 7 ells of ground at Golfdrum’]

Sc golf + Sc drum

‘Ridge or long hill where golf was played’. This is the only Fife place-name I have come across which contains the name of the famous Fife sport, banned by act of Parliament in 1457 along with football so as not to interfere with archery practice.[116]

The name has survived in the Dunfermline street-name Golfdrum Street, which supplies the above NGR. It was part of the lands of Pittencreiff DFL.

/gɔlf drʌm/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1