Carr CRA C NO645114 1 0m

the Carr 1583 Nicolay Chart
Carr 1684 Adair/East Fife
Carr 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Carr Rock 1828 SGF
Carr Brigs 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc *car(r)

‘Rock’. This element is the Sc word, unattested as a lexical item, deriving from OE (Old North.) carr ‘rock’, for more on which see Elements Glossary (PNF 5). It is also found in the island-name Car Craig ABO (PNF 1).

OS Pathf. shows Carr Brigs and North Carr Beacon (NO646115). The former contains Sc brig(g) ‘a long low ridge of sea rocks’ especially common on the east coast (SND Supplement). Its beacon is noted in OS Name Book as Carr Beacon, ‘constructed of strong iron beams and firmly fixed in a rock ...’ (84, 93).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3