Cowstrandburn

Cowstrandburn SLN S NT036907 1 384 129m SOF

Cowstrandburn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Cowstrandburn Colliery 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.

? en Cow Strand + Sc or SSE burn

The settlement takes its name from OS Pathf. Cowstrand Burn, the upper reaches of the Blair Burn, forming the parish boundary between SLN and CNK. The existing burn-name contains Sc cow ‘cow’, and probably Sc strand ‘a (small) burn, sometimes an artificial conduit or gutter’, with an explanatory Sc or SSE burn added at a later date.

/ˈkəustrand bʌrn/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1