Cocklaw BEA DFL S NT133937 1 384 185m SEF
Coklaw 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 370 [thirled to Lassodie (Lessedy) mill]
Coklaw 1594 RMS vi no. 75 [... Foulefurde, Wyndiage et Coklaw, Lessody ...]
E. Coklaw 1642 Gordon MS Fife
W. Coklaw 1642 Gordon MS Fife
E. Coklau 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
W. Coklau 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Coakly 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Cockler 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Sc cock + Sc law
‘Hill where there are blackcocks or a similar species of bird’. Note that Blaeu (Gordon) has ‘W. Coklau E.’, showing that the lands were divided into two holdings by the mid-seventeenth century.
Compare also *Cocklaw CER and Cocklaw CRA, as well as several others throughout the lowlands of Scotland.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1