Paddock Hall

Paddock Hall # MAI S NO285044 1 95m

a litle (sic) inn called Paddockhall 1725 Geog. Coll. i, 300 [written by the Laird of Balfour]
Puddock hall 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Paddock Hall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Paddock Hall 1828 SGF
Paddock Hall 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc puddock + Sc hall

‘Frog hall’, it first appears on record as the name of an inn on the old road heading north from Balbirnie. It is one of the many hall-names in this part of the world used ironically, and often in combination with names of flora or fauna. For more discussion of this type, see Elements Glossary PNF 5, under hall.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2