Urquhart

Urquhart DFL RHX S NT079869 1 394 60m

Urquhard 1445 Pitfirrane Writs no. 728 [Kinninmonth family, along with other lands in west Fife; see Colquhally ADN for more details]
Urquhart 1510 RMS ii no. 3521 [to Andrew Kinninmonth of Craighall, lands of Urquhart and a third of Pitfirrane DFL, in barony of Ceres]
Urquhart 1542 RMS iii no. 2667
(lands of) Urquhart 1557 RMS iv no. 1192 [Patrick Kinninmonth of Craighall (Craghall) CER sells to Andrew Abercrombie (Abircrumby) brother of Alexander Abercrombie of that ilk the lands of Urquhart extending to 40s. old extent]
teind shaves of Urquhat 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 217
the teindis of Urquhart 1601 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 224 [set to George Abircrombie for £3]
Urquhart 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Wrquhart 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Urquhart 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Orchyard 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Urquhart 1781 Sasines no. 181
Orchard 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
Urquhart 1828 SG

Pictish * ar + Pictish * carden

‘On or by a *carden’. For a full discussion of the Pictish *carden , which could mean either ‘wood, copse’ or ‘enclosure’, see Elements Glossary PNF 5. It is mistakenly identified with *Pitnaurcha DFL, which see for a full discussion.

Urquhart SLO, which occurs as Hurchardyn 1293 PRO E 101/331/1 (Urwhardin 1293 Stevenson, Documents, 408) also contains these two elements (pace Watson 1926, 352–3).

The present road westwards from Dunfermline by Urquhart, through the embankment called the Urquhart Cuts, was made in the 1770s and opened to traffic in 1777 (Henderson 1879, 503–4).

/ˈʌrkərt/ or /ˈʌrkət/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1