Lochend # ANR S NO534043 3

Lochend 1559 x 1587 RMS v no. 1175 [amongst Pittenweem Priory lands]
Lochend 1591 RMS v no. 1938 [the headrig (heidrig) belonging to John Strang of Balcaskie CBE on the north side of the Priests Tofts (the Preistis-toftis) between Strang’s lands of Pitottar (Pittoter) ANR and Lochend, and other lands belonging to Master William Scott]
Lochend 1643 Retours (Fife) no. 642
Lochend 1647 Retours (Fife) no. 728 [lands called Lochend alias an eighth part of the lands of Grangemuir (Grangmwir); part of the barony of Pittenweem, now included in the barony of Balcaskie]
Lochead 1661 RMS xi no. 131 [see discussion below]
Lochend 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1025 [in barony of Pittenweem; lands lying north of its river]

Sc loch + Sc end

‘The end of the loch’, the loch being presumably the Grangemuir Loch (lacus de Granghemure) named in 1523 (St A. Formulare no. 42; for text see Grangemuir ANR). The NGR given is suggested by the lie of the low-lying land under the 30 m contour south of Pitottar # and west of Wester Grangemuir, and by the description in the St A. Formulare. The loch does not appear on early maps, and it has been drained. Note that the lands called Lochead alias the eighth part of Grangemuir (Graingmure) probably represents Lochend, either an alternative name for it, or a transcription error (1661 RMS xi no. 131).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3