Launcherhead ADN S NT183942 1 105m

Lenshithead 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Laneshire Head 1762 RHP3636 [a row of ‘coalier houses’ with a ‘yard’ on both sides]
Lancherdhead 1828 SGF
Launcherdhead 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 10, 32 [variant spelling]
Launcherhead 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

en Launcher + Sc heid

‘Head or end of a place called *Launcher(d)’, which itself probably derives from G longphort ‘shieling, bothy’, for which see PNF 5, Elements Glossary. Launchout CUS probably also contains this element, for which see Launchout Burn.

/ˈlɔntʃər hɛd/ or /ˈlɔntʃər hid/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1