Bandrum

Bandrum SLN S NT034918 1 384 220m SOF

(mire of) Balnedrum c.1335 Dunf. Reg. no. 333 [see SLN Introduction]
terr<a> de Balendrum 1312 x 1329 Dunf. Reg. no. 358 [lands of Kinneddar (Kynedyr’) and Bandrum (Balendrum)]
Badron 1563 iv no. 1477 [probably for *Bandron; Dunfermline Abbey land; see also SLN Introduction]
Band<r>one 1594 RMS vi no. 75 col. 2 [amongst the lands of Dunfermline Abbey are Bandrum (Band<r>one), Drumcapie (Drumcapie) and Craig House (Craighous), with mill, all SLN]
Badnadrum 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Balnadrum 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Bandrum 1669 Retours (Fife) no. 1051 [James Stewart; see Killernie SLN]
Bandrum 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bandrum 1828 SGF

G baile + an + druim

Baile an droma ‘estate of the ridge’ (nom. druim) (with loss of the final unstressed vowel). A similar shortening is found in Irish G, e.g. Dundrum from Dún Droma. Theoretically it could also represent gen. pl. nan druim. However, such a pl. form is unlikely on topographical grounds, since the ridge referred to in the name is probably the elongated hill (225 m) on whose southern slopes Bandrum is situated. Compare also Bandrum # BGY.

/ban drʌm/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1