Lydox Mill DAE S NO417164 1 10m
Liddo Mill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lydo Mill 1790s OSA 206 [‘the tide rises as high as Lydox Mill’]
Lydo Mill 1828 SGF
Lydo Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘corn mill’ and ‘spinning mill’ both here]
en Lydo + SSE mill
Lydo itself may derive from G leth + G dabhach ‘half-davoch’, cf early forms of Leddach, Skene ABD, such as Liddach 1592 (RMS v no. 2176). However, given its relatively late appearance in the record, the name may well have been transferred from elsewhere.
Jespersen ( 1964 , 244) says that this mill existed before 1645, apparently on the understanding that Blaeu (Gordon) Fife E. Newmill is Lydox Mill, which seems likely. He adds that ‘the flax-mill was gutted by fire in 1900, and the 40 workers must have left the parish, as the population figure drops at this date’ (1964, 244).
Blaeu (Gordon) Fife ( 1654 ) shows E<ast> New Mill at about this site, upstream from Dron Mill (Drone mill) and this may be an earlier name for Lydox Mill.
It appears on OS Pathf. as Lydo Cotts, but OS 1:10,000 (2007 digital version) calls this cluster of buildings Lydox Mill Cottages, while OS Mastermap (2007) calls one of buildings Lydox Mill.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4