Battlefield FAL V NO253049 1 373 270m

Battlefield 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc baittle + Sc field

‘A rich field good for fattening cattle’ (Sc baittle adj. ‘rich, fattening for cattle’ CSD). Now woodland, it was the name of a field when the name was collected by the OS in the mid-nineteenth century, one of the sources given being an ‘Estate Map’. The OS Name Book notes cautiously ‘The name would lead to the conclusion that a battle was fought here in the early ages from its situation near the East Lomond. Be that as it may, tradition as well as history seems unable to authenticate the origin of the name’ (29, 49).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2