Higham DBG S NO277187 1 362 90m

    Heighame 1510 RMS ii no. 3511 [to Andrew Barton (Bertoun), with other lands formerly part of George earl of Rothes’s barony of Ballinbreich FLK; all Barton’s lands incorporated into free tenandry of Hall Teasses (Hall-Tacis) CER]
    in Heichame 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 50 [George Leslie (Leslye)]
    Highham 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    (Alison Cochrane of) Heichamp 1599 St A. Tests. 77
    terris de Heichame 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1547 [John earl of Rothes]
    Hichim 1614 St A. Tests. 24
    Highhame 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    terris de Heicham 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618 [John earl of Rothes]
    High hame 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Highame 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    terris de Hichame 1682 Retours (Fife) no. 1205 [Margaret countess of Haddington, heir of John Duke of Rothesay, her father]
    Higham 1828 SGF
    Higham 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [= OS Pathf. Old Higham]
    Higham 1898 OS 1 inch 2nd edn [= OS Pathf. Old Higham; OS Pathf. Higham shown but not named]

Sc heich + Sc hame

‘High home or dwelling place’. Note also OS Pathf. Old Higham at NO274195, no doubt the site of the original settlement (shown on 1855 map simply as Higham); and Higham Hill.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4