Toldrie CRA S NO583085 1 374 65m SEF

Tolari 1205 RRS ii no. 469 [all the land of Airdrie held by William of Beauver viz the land to the east of the burn flowing beside the land of Geoffrey the chaplain ‘as far as the well which in Gaelic is called Toldrie’ (usque ad fontem ... qui scottice Tolari nuncupatur), granted to John Waleram by the king]
Tolre 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 86–7 [Master James Ramsay of Lowis died seised of ‘a whole eighth part of all the lands of Airdrie and Toldrie’ (tota et integra una octaua parte omnium et singularum terrarum de Ardre and Tolre)]
Tolre 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 90 [‘the lard of Lawis porcionare of Ardre and Tolre’]
Tolry-Loch 1551 x 1575 RMS iv no. 2454 [permission given to Andrew Fermour in Kippo KBS and Margaret Forrester (Froster) his spouse to dig ditches (fossas) beginning at Toldrie Loch to supply water to the two common mills of the burgh of Crail, with Andrew keeping the embankment (aggerem) surrounding the said loch by its outflow, commonly called ‘uphaldan the e of the said loch’ i.e. maintaining the outflow]
the Tollerie Loche 1622 RPC xiii, 122 [the principal dam of the mills of Crail; broken in a dispute between James Monypenny of Pitmilly KBS and Sir John Preston (Prestoun) of Airdrie CRA]
Tolrie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Toldrie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G toll + G rìgh

‘King’s hollow or well’. Described in a charter of 1205 as a well, G toll is not uncommonly used to refer to a well (RRS ii no. 469, p. 434). Toldrie Loch, now drained, lay between Toldrie and Ribbonfield, around NO590087, and gave its name to Lochton CRA. The 1662 reference is to the deliberate destruction of the mill dam or ‘loch’, and the near flooding of the town of Crail as a result, putting children at risk of being drowned or washed away (RPC xiii, 122). It must have been a substantial body of water.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3