Little Balbaird

Little Balbaird NBN S NO434055 1 374 195m NEF

Little Balbaird 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch County Series, 1st revision [building shown]

SSE little + en Balbaird

This is clearly a late name, coined probably to replace the less than flattering Rottonmyre 1828 SGF, that is ‘rat-infested mire or bog’. It lay about 100 m south of the farm-steading of Balbaird. A building is shown but not named on OS 6 inch (1855). There is no settlement marked here on OS Pathf., just the name, which has disappeared from OS Explorer (2001) and OS 1:10,000 (2006).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2