Toddy Bridge

Toddy Bridge KWY/SCO O NO360039 1 373 105m

Toddy Bridge 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? + Sc brig or SSE bridge

The first element is obscure, but may be an otherwise unrecorded adjective from Sc tod ‘fox’. However, DOST records another use of this word, the meaning of which is unclear but which appears to be a technical term for part of a road: “Leid [‘lead’] to be ane gutter to the turnepyk ... and to pitt above the tod of the turnepyk; 1561–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I 431”.

    OS Name Book 96, 14 describes this as ‘a County Bridge over the Back Burn on the Turnpike road leading from St Andrews to Burnt Island, it contains one arch.’

    /ˈtɔdɪ brɪdʒ/ or /ˈtodɪ brɪg/[7]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2