Lochend SSL S NO513139 1 363 90m

Lochend 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lochend 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc loch + Sc end

‘The end of a loch’. The eponymous loch lay in the markedly hollow area to the south and south-west of Lochend, beneath the 80 m contour. Across it from east to west runs the old railway line from St Andrews to Kirkcaldy via Crail, closed in the 1960s and shown on OS Pathf. as ‘dismantled railway’. Running alongside the old railway is a straight watercourse which now drains the area of the former loch. Even now, in spite of the modern drainage, the lower part of these fields around NO510139 is boggy, and is sometimes partially filled with standing water (100 to 200 m across). Ainslie/Fife (1775) marks Bogs here, and this wet area must be the eponymous ‘loch’ of Lochend. See also Allan SSL, above.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3