Lower Largo

Lower Largo LAR S NO416027 1 374

le Nethertoun et Seytoun de Largo 1513 RMS ii no. 3880 [see LAR Introduction]
Largou burne-mouth 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
lie Nethertoun et Seatoun 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 920 [‘the burgh of barony the *Netherton and *Seaton of Largo, the harbour of Largo on either side of its burn-mouth’ (burgum baroniae de Largo lie Nethertoun et Seatoun; portum de Largo super utroque latere torrentis ostii ejusdem)]
the stapping stons att Nether Largo 1655 Lamont’s Diary 91 [August flood waters wash away some of the stepping stones at Lower Largo]
throwg the sea towne of Largo 1667 Lamont’s Diary 196 [i.e. through]
lie Nethirtoune 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1071
Seatoune 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1095
Largo 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [shown twice, once for Lower Largo, and once for Upper Largo or Kirkton of Largo]
Lower Largo 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Largo 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Lower Largo 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE lower + en Largo

The modern village of Lower Largo comprises the two earlier settlements of *Netherton of Largo and *Seaton of Largo, which together were created into a free burgh of barony in 1513 (RMS ii no. 3880, for which see LAR Introduction). The settlement of Lower Largo, which appears as such on Ainslie/Fife (1775), is shown but not named on SGF (1828). It has expanded westwards to include Emsdorf and Drummochy.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2