Callange

Callange CER S NO420122 2 80m

tota terra de Calange 1365 RMS i no. 205 [‘all the land of Callange’; see CER Introduction, Divided Lands]
(a third of the land of) Calange c.1400 Fraser, Melville iii no. 23 [William Scott, lord of Balwearie (Balwery) KDT to John of Melville (Malavilla) lord of Raith (Rath) KDT all the land of Pitscottie (Petscoty) CER, with a third of the land of Callange ... with one suit of court at Scott’s court of Pitlour (Petlovr) SLO; see also Dura KMB]
? Collothy 1406 x 1420 RMS i app. 2 no. 1964 A [16th c. index; to William Scott; transcription error for Callange, influenced by Colluthie MNZ? See Balquhy CER, above]
le Calange 1428 SAUL B13/22/3 [o.c.; printed in translation in Home 1882 no. 3; part of boundary of Cupar burgh trading liberty; see PNF 4 Appendix]
(a third of) Calange 1438 x 1440 RMS ii no. 239 [to John of Kinninmonth; see Ceres, below]
(a third of) Callench 1474 RMS ii no. 1163 [to John Kinninmonth of Craighall; see Ceres CER, below]
Callinch 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [to William Scott of Balwearie KDT; see Ceres, below]
Callonch 1510 RMS ii no. 3521
Callangis 1527 RMS iii no. 425
Callynch 1529 RMS iii no. 760
Callinches 1579 Retours (Fife) no. 1456
Callenge 1588 St A. Kirk Sess. 629
terris de Callingsche 1610 RMS vii no. 807 [‘with coals’ (cum carbonibus)]
terris de Callinsche 1616 Retours (Fife) no. 261
binam partem de Callynsche 1619 RMS vii no. 2111 [‘two-thirds of Callange’]
Kollendge 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Callenge 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Callenge 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 914 [Thomas Hope of Craighall]
Calang 1684 Adair/East Fife
Callendge 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1272 [William Hope of Craighall]
Cullinch 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Up<pper> Cullinch 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Nether Coalinch 1775 Ainslie/Fife [= OS Pathf. North Callange]
Upper Coalinch 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Cullange 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [= OS Pathf. North Callange]
S<outh> Callange 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Callange 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. North Callange]
S. Callange 1828 SGF [= OS Pathf. South Callange]
North Callange 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
South Callange 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Coaltown of Callange 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

French calenge

‘Challenge, dispute’, referring to disputed land. The Sc equivalent would be Threipland or similar. The name is discussed by Barrow (2003, 29). Callingwood, Staffordshire, contains the same element (see Ekwall 1960 s.n.). For the site’s possible relationship with Ballachton CER, see s.n. above.[26]

    The NGR given is for OS Pathf. North Callange (earlier Nether Callange), since this is the site shown simply as Callange on Ainslie/East Fife (1827) and SGF (1828), while they represent OS Pathf. South Callange as S. Callange. North Callange is also to be preferred as the centre of the estate because it lies at 80 m, whereas South Callange is near the exposed top of a hill at 140 m.

    OS Pathf. North Callange, South Callange and Coaltown of Callange. This last reflects the importance of coal-mining on the lands of Callange in the early modern period, with coals first explicitly mentioned in connection with Callange in 1610 (RMS vii no. 807). This also accounts for Ainslie/Fife’s re-interpretation of the name Callange as Coalinch.

    /ˈkaləndӡ/ or /ˈkalɪntʃ/, the latter showing assimilation of the second element to Sc inch.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2