Balgownie CUS S NS978887 1 40m

Balgony 1498 ADC, 161 [the lands of Balgownie (Balgony) in Culross-shire (Culrosschyre)]
Balgony 1540 x 1543 RMS iii no. 2869 [see CUS Introduction]
Balgonnie 1561 Culross Chrs. 78
Balgonie 1574 x 1586 RMS v no. 1109
Bagonie 1592 RMS v no. 2152
Balgonye 1609 RMS vii no. 9
Balgony 1634 RMS ix no. 134 [in the lordship of Culross (dominio de Culros), sheriffdom of Perth]
Balgownie 1642 RMS ix no. 1217
Bargouney 1753 Roy, sheet 16.1 [also shows Bargouney Wood]
Balgownie 1783 Stobie [also shows New Balgownie and Moor of Balgownie]
Old Balgownie 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [where Stobie shows Balgownie]
Balgownie 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [where Stobie shows New Balgownie, now Balgownie Mains]

G baile + G gobha + ? – in

‘Estate of the smith, smith-farm’ (baile (a’) g(h)obha(i)nn) + locational suffix meaning ‘place of or at’, most likely –in reduced to -ie. OS Pathf. has Balgownie Mains and Balgownie Wood. Balgownie Mains appears on Stobie (1783) as New Balgownie, while Stobie’s Balgownie supplies the above NGR, east of Backward Wood (OS 6 inch 1st edn. and OS Explorer), called Old Balgownie on OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Note the coincidence (or continuity?) of Balgownie (‘smith-farm’) and the Sc name of the hill immediately to the south of it which presumably gave its name to Smithyhill, marked as a settlement at about NS978881 on Stobie 1783.

/balˈgəunɪ/ or /bəlˈgəunɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1