Hazeldene CMN SSL S NO487113 1 363 140m

Hasildene 1587 Assumption, 13 [listed in the rental of the teind sheaves of the St Andrews Priory, within the parish of St Andrews (the Trinity); leased for 1 boll bere, 4 bolls oats]
Hasilidene 1592 APS iii, p. 549
terris de Hisseldean 1691 Retours (Fife) no. 1318 [John Wemyss (Weems)]
Hasleden 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Hasletown 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown somewhat to the east of the above NGR]
Hazelden 1800 Cameron Parish Papers
Hazzleden 1815 SAUL MEP 17 [OS Pathf. Lathockar]
Hazeleden 1828 SGF
Hazleden 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc hazel + Sc den

The 1592 form suggests that the first element may have (also) been an adjectival formation from the noun hazel. The den refers to the steep valley through which the Cameron Burn flows at this point. The nearby disused quarry (to the east) is marked on OS Pathf. as Hazelden (sic) Quarry. Ainslie/Fife appears to show Bridgedus at the site of OS Pathf. Hazeldene, and shows Hasletown at or near OS Pathf. Lathockar. This is confirmed by the 1815 plan of the estate of Lathockar (SAUL MEP 17), which shows Hazzleden at this site. OS 6 inch (1855) shows Hazleden in yet another place, at NO488112.

/ˌhezəlˈdin/ or /ˈhezəl din/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3