Strathor 1464 RMS ii no. 780 [amongst the lands exchanged by the Hepburnes with the Bekirtouns for the lands of Luffnes (Lufnos) ELO]
Strathor 1465 RMS ii no. 851 [king grants to Michael Balfour the lands of Mountquhanie (Munquhany) KLM and Strathore (Strathor), resigned by Michael’s uncle George Balfour of Mountquhanie]
Strethore 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 42
Straithore 1521 Fife Ct. Bk. 206
Strauthoir 1530 RMS iii no. 964 [to Andrew Balfour of Mountquhanie (Buchquhane) KLM and Janet Bruce 40s. of land (of old extent) called Strauthoir in barony of Mountquhanie (Buchquhane)]
(half of) Strathore 1534 RMS iii no. 1368 [see DSX Introduction]
Estir Strathore 1534 RMS iii no. 1368 [half of the lands called Sutorland lying in Easter Strathore; see DSX Introduction]
(a si th of) Strathor-Wester 1541 RMS iii no. 2483 [see DSX Introduction]
E. Strathorr 1642 Gordon MS Fife
W. Strathorr 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Strath Ora 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [referring to broad valley of the Ore]
E. Strath-Or 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
W. Strath-Or 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Strathore 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Stror 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Stratherr 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
E. Strathurr 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Mid Strath 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Stror Cott. 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
E Struther 1775 Ainslie/Fife
W Struther 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Strathore 1828 SGF
East Strathore 1828 SGF
Little Strathore 1828 SGF
West Strathore 1828 SGF
G strath + en Ore
‘The strath or broad valley of the Ore’. OS Pathf. shows Strathore as a large geographical feature, the broad valley of the River Ore, but also as a settlement at the above NGR. Within the territory of Strathore the name appears with a variety of affixes, which change over time. The resulting complexity is best dealt with by assigning a number to each place with a Strathore-name, and describing for each the changes in the last 200 years. The numbers themselves are marked on the map of Kirkcaldy and Dysart Parish (Map 39).
1 OS Pathf. Strathore (NT267973), which is no longer named on OS Explorer (2001). OS 6 inch (1856) it appears as Wester Strathore, while on SGF (1828) it also appears as Strathore.
2 OS Pathf. Wester Strathore (NT274972). Confusingly, the OS 6 inch (1856) map shows a second Wester Strathore here. It appears on SGF (1828) as Little Strathore.
3 OS Pathf. Mid Strathore (NT280976), simply Strathore on OS 6 inch (1856) map, but East Strathore on SGF (1828).
4 SGF (1828) West Strathore at c.NT264976, a site which now has no settlement marked on OS Pathf.
5 OS 6 inch (1856) Easter Strathore at NT286974, in western part of what is now Thornton.
Note that OS Pathf. Strathore House (NT259981), marked at the same place as Skeddoway KDT, DSX, is not part of the original estate of Strathore. For more details see Skeddoway KDT above.
/straθˈor/ or /strəθˈor/ or /straˈθor/ or /strəˈθor/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1