Louisa Hall

Louisa Hall # KCQ S NO469071 2 160m

Lowsie Hall 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lousiehall 1785 RHP23078
Lousiehall 1788 Sasines no. 1849 [‘tenement at Balcarres Ward or Lousiehall’]
Louisahall 1827 Ainslie/East Fife

Sc lousie + Sc hall

The original pejorative meaning of lousie ‘infested with lice’, has been ‘improved’ to the personal name ‘Louisa’ by 1827.

From Sasine no. 1849 (1788) it would appear that Louisa Hall was an alias for Balcarres Ward. However, while only the former appears on Ainslie/Fife (1775) and the latter on SGF (1828), both appear on Ainslie/East Fife (1827), with Balcaresward (sic) shown west of Largoward cross-roads, and Louisahall shown to the south-east and east of the Balcarres-to-Cupar road.

In the nearby place-name ‘Tinklers Nut’ (NO468066)[187] the generic (second) element may well be Sc nit, nut ‘nit’, representing some kind of humorous allusion to Louisa Hall. The specific element is a Sc variant of tinker.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3