Kettlebridge  KTT S NO308076 1 373 45m

Bridge of Kettle 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Kettlebridge 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Kettle + SSE bridge

The eponymous bridge of this place is the one that carries the main Cupar-New Inn-Markinch road over the Rameldry Burn. Although Millar (1895, i 215) says that Holekettle was the original name for the village of Kettlebridge, this latter seems rather to be an amalgamation, both physically and onomastically, of Holekettle and Bridgend. For more details, see Bridgend KTT, above. The newer part of Kettlebridge, to the north of the nineteenth-century core, is built on land called Haughfield on OS 6 inch 1st edn (1856), which name survives today in the street-name Haughfield Terrace. The haugh in question is first mentioned in 1556, as land on the west side ‘of the town of King’s Kettle, commonly called the West Haugh’ (ville Catill Regis vulgariter nuncupat. the West Hauch) (NAS RH/2/1/23/3 no. 24). And on the 1796 plan it appears as West Haugh Park (RHP4454).

    Roy (1753) misplaces Bridge of Kettle, showing it crossing the River Eden, apparently where the road from Kettlebridge to Ladybank crosses the river.

    /ˈkɛtəl brɪdӡ/, locally /ˈkɛtəl brɪg/. For local pronunciation of Kettle, see s.n., above.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2