Leckerston SLN S NT024928 1 384 120m SWF

Lockerston 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Leckerstone 1828 SGF
Leckerstone 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc lickerstane

The complex development and interpretations of this element, which seems to have first meant ‘cairn, heap of stones’, later ‘monolith, stone slab’, are discussed in PNF 5, Elements Glossary and in Taylor 2003.

In relation to the eponymous lickerstane, it is noteworthy that *the Harestane (le Harystane) (i.e. boundary stone) mentioned in the Dunf. Reg. no. 333 may have been nearby. The possibility exists therefore that it was this stone which later became known as the lickerstane, thus giving rise to the place-name.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1