Loanhead SLN S NT021914 1 105m

Loanhead 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Loanhead 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc loan + Sc heid

‘Higher or outer part of a loan’. A loan is a grassy cattle track through arable land (see PNF 5, Elements Glossary). Loanfoot 1775 Ainslie/Fife near the SLN-CUS boundary south-east of Bourtreebuss CUS NT012900 and c.1.5 km south of Loanhead refers to the same loan or cattle track, following roughly the line of the modern road from Saline to Comrie.

Loanhead on OS 6 inch 1855 is shown on OS Pathf. as Loanhead Cottages. On OS Explorer (2001) it is called Loanhead Chicken Farm.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1