Gledehills

Gledehills # ADN S NT208925 1 125m

Glad Hills 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Gledehills 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc gled + Sc hill

‘Kite hills’, possibly ‘buzzard hills’ (see Elements Glossary under gled). ‘A cottars house in good repair on the farm of Little Raith. It is situated on an eminence which in all probability gave rise to the name. “Glede a Kite” Jamiesons Scottish Dictionary’ (OS Name Book 10, 59).

It lay on the west side of the main road from Auchtertool to Lochgelly c.200 m south of Lochend ADN. No trace of the house remains.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1