Pitedie Burn

Pitedie Burn ~ KLM W NO395221 1 351

    Pitedie Burn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Pitedie + Sc burn

This is a puzzling name, as there is no earlier record of a settlement called Pitedie in this part of Fife. Rather, it is very reminiscent of the important west Fife name Piteadie KGH (PNF 1). It might therefore be a transferred name, although there is no obvious context for this. ‘A small stream on the Farm of Kilmany, formed by the union of two minor streams near the south side of Gowls Den; it is so called to its junction with the Motray Water. Derivation not known’ (OS Name Book 43, 28).

    Just north-east of the burn, at NGR NO3973 2265, NMRS shows a ring ditch and enclosure, and possibly a cursus (detected in 1984) (NO 32 SE no. 49).

/pɪtˈidɪ/ or /pɪˈtidɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4