Pittarthie DNO S NO522092 1 145m

Petardy 1375 RMS i no. 495 [rights on king’s muir of Crail granted to William Strang and his men who dwell in the lands of Kinaldy CMN and Pittarthie DNO]
Petarthy 1452 x 1480 RMS ii no. 1444 [‘Balaly (Beley DNO), Petarthy, Kynnaldy-suthir (South Kinaldy DNO)’ amongst St Andrews Church lands]
terras de Pittarthie 1572 RMS iv no. 2002 [one of marches of Kingmuir (Kingismure), the others being Lochty (Lochtie) CBE and ‘the town of Crail’ (villam de Craile)]
Petterthy 1590 RPC iv, p. 785
Pittarthie 1641 RMS ix no. 2107 [see Chesters DNO]
Pitarthie 1644 Retours Fife no. 673 [see Chesters DNO]
Pittarthey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Pitterthy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
(William Bruce of) Pittairthie 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 832
Pittairthie 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1442 [Captain Alexander Bruce]
Pitairthy 1745 Dunino Kirk Session Records fo 401r
Piterthy 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Pitarthie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Cunningham Esqr.’]
Pittarthy 1828 SGF [‘in ruins’]
Mouat of Pittairthy 1634 -45 NSA ix, 365 (1845) [Mowatt, one of the landowners of DNO]
Pittarthie Castle 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G pett + ? àrd + – in

‘Farm at the high place’? It is just possible that Pittarthie is earlier *Pitnathrene, for which see under SSL, below. If so, then this analysis has to be re-considered.

The NGR is of Pittarthie Castle, a fine ruin, for which see NMRS NO50NW 1. OS Pathf. Pittarthie Farm lies in CBE and is a relatively recent creation (q.v.).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3