Craigkennochie BUI R NT2386 1

Cragkennoquhy 1574 RMS iv no. 2212 [one of the marches of lands feued to the burgesses of Burntisland by the commendator of Dunfermline Abbey]
Hill called Craigcunnoquhie 1805 Sasines no. 7136 [grazing for Nether Grange BUI]
Craig Kennethy 1824 Wood/Burntisland [relief feature]
Craigkennoquhie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G creag + ?

Discussed in PNF 1, 187, where comparison is made with the name Kennoway (PNF 2). However, Cunnoquhie MML(PNF 4) should also be considered as a possible parallel (containing G cuinge ‘narrow pass or strait; defile’). The OS Name Book is more pessimistic regarding the derivation: ‘A narrow steep ridge nearly covered with Furze, over which the Burgh Boundary runs. This name is noted in the Charters describing the extent of the Borough. There is no chance of getting a meaning for it’ (135, 17).

It survives in the Burntisland street-name Craigkennochie Terrace.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1