Reckit Lady Bank

Reckit Lady Bank NBH ABE C NO225187 1 362 0m

    Rigged Lady Bank 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Reckit Lady Bank 1900 x 1949 OS 6 inch 2nd revision

This strange name, which refers to a sandbank on the south side of Mugdrum Island, may be a garbled form of Sc Reekitlane, a humorous name for a house standing alone, another form of which is Reekalane or Reekalone ‘smoke alone’ (referring to a solitary chimney) (see Alexander 1952, 360 for ABD and PEB examples). If so, it is not clear how it became attached to a sandbank. The OS Name Book gives no clue as to its meaning , stating only that ‘it is well known to the fishermen’ (38, 49).

    Mugdrum Island is now NBH FIF, but on OS 6 inch 1st edn it is clearly placed in ANY PER (see also OS Name Book 38, 51), while Rigged Lady Bank is situated in NBH (ibid. 49).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4