Caldies Burn

Caldies Burn ANE/KRY W NO570035 1 0m

Caldies Burn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? + Sc burn

It may contain a hypercorrected form of Sc caddie, also cadie, cawdy, ‘messenger or errand-boy; ragamuffin, rough fellow’ (CSD and SND1), OSc cadie, caudie ‘a military cadet’ (DOST), from French cadet. This is probably also the origin of the Scottish surname Cady, recorded in Fife in 1518 (Johnne Cadye Fife Ct. Bk., 128), a version of which may be Caldie.[1]

This burn forms part of the parish boundary between ANE and KRY. It is also known as the Cellardyke Burn. ‘There is no water running here except during rainy weather’ (OS Name Book 82, 84).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3