Clockmadron LAR S NO427087 1 374 165m WEF
half town and lands of Clockmydron 1807 Sasines no. 7853
Cockmydron 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Clockmydron 1828 SGF
Clock-Ma-Dron 1833 Falfield Estate Plan
Clockmadron 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Clock Me Drone 1885 Gilston House Plan 3 [name of the lands which form the north-west march of the estate of Gilston]
G clach + ? pn Mo Dron
‘Stone of St Dron?’. W. J. Watson, in his discussion of the Welsh personal name Modron, remarks ‘Clockmadron, ‘Modron’s stone’, in Fife, is stressed on dron, and is therefore not from Modron’ (1926, 181). In fact the modern stress pattern (which earler forms, such as Clock-Ma-Dron (1833) support) suggests rather a personal name with the G possessive pronoun mo ‘my’, commonly used in combination with saints’ names, and best translated ‘Saint’. Dron (CGSH §704.79), and its diminutive Dronán (CGSH §84), were both names of bishops in early Ireland. The latter of these two saints is associated with Cill Epscuip Dronain, but the site of this church is not known (Hogan 1910, 191), though another church, Cill Dronnain, dedicated to a Saint Dronnan whose feast was kept on 12th September, is recorded in Co. Kildare (Hogan 1910, 189).
If this name, which appears suspiciously late in the record, was indeed coined by local Gaelic-speakers in Fife, then it may preserve the old patron saint of either LAR or CER, as the stone it refers to (no longer identifiable) probably marked the boundary between the two parishes, which meet near here.
In 2004 it was a deserted ruin.
/klɔk məˈdrɔn/ or /ˌklɔkməˈdrɔn/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2