Lochieheads CLS S NO253131 1 362 105m SEF

    lie Lochheidis 1582 RMS v no. 428 428 [lands of Lumquhat CLS with pendicles the Lochieheads and *Douneheads CLS]
    lie Lochieheidis 1592 NAS C2/38 no. 174 [printed RMS v no. 2053 erroneously as ‘lie Locheheidis’]
    Lochheid 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Loch head 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Lochiehead 1828 SGF
    Lochiehead 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Lochieheads 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision

Sc loch + Sc heid

Though it is c.1 km from the north-west edge of the former Rossie Loch, the specific element presumably refers to that loch. The element heid can mean ‘top, upper end, highest part of a river, valley, parish etc.’ (CSD) and Lochieheads lies some 60 m higher than former Rossie Loch and between two of the burns which filled it.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4