Croftangrie # FAL S NO240073 2

Croftangrie 1606 RMS vi no. 1746 [Croftangrie alias Christie Croft # (Crysties-Croft); as in 1666]
Croftangrie 1666 RMS xi no. 965 col. 2 [on the west of the manor place of Nuthill (Nethill) FAL the acre of land called Croftangrie alias Christie Croft # (Chryst Croft) with pertinents in the liberty of the said burgh of Falkland (Faulkland)]
Croftangrie 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [acre of land called ‘Croftangrie alias Christcroft’]
Croftangrie 1782 Sasines no. 374 [‘Croftangrie or Christie Croft’]

Sc croft + ? Sc * anger

‘Croft created on or chiefly containing grassland’? This is a puzzling name, both in its word order and in its second element. To take the word order first, it belongs to a small group of Sc names in which the usual Sc order of specific followed by generic is reversed. In putting the generic first, it is more like a Gaelic or French name. Remarkably, this word order occurs several times with the Sc element croft e.g. Croftgary ABO (PNF 1), Croft Outerly LSL (below), and in this name, Croftangry, found at least five times in Fife. For a full discussion of the second element, see under croftangry in Elements Glossary, PNF 5.

    An approximate NGR is obtained from the description in 1666, which locates it to the west of the manor place of Nuthill (Nethill) FAL.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2