Bannaty SLO S NO162085 1 372 135m SOF

    de firmis terrarum de Bannachtyn 1451 ER v, 467 [see also Bannaty Mill SLO]
    Bannochy 1452 RMS ii no. 533 [Andrew Lundy; see Pitlochie SLO]
    Bannachty 1506 Dunk. Rent. 195 [teind meal to Dunkeld from ‘Gospetry SLO and Bannaty’ 26 bolls]
    Bannachtye 1507 Dunk. Rent. 200 [teinds from Gospetry SLO and Bannaty]
    Bannachty 1510 Dunk. Rent. 215 [teinds from Gospetry and Bannaty]
    Bannachy 1511 Dunk. Rent. 219 [teinds from Gospetry and Bannaty]
    terras de Bannothy 1557 RMS iv no. 1210 [‘with the mill called Bannaty Mill’ (cum molendino Bannothy-mylne nuncupato); see also Pitlochie SLO]
    Bonnat c.1560 s Assumption, 69
    Bannachty 1595 RMS vi no. 274 [see Pitlochie SLO]
    Bannachtie 1603 Retours (Fife) no. 129 [Lundy of Balgonie; see Pitlochie]
    Bannachtie 1616 RMS vii no. 1446 [see Pitlochie SLO]
    Bannachtie 1624 Retours (Fife) no. 339 [William Halyday; see Pitlochie SLO]
    Binnety 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Binnety Mill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Bannotty 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Bannachty 1814 Sasines no. 10,330 [see Burnside SLO]
    Bannetty 1828 SGF
    Bannottey Mill 1828 SGF [sic]
    Bannety 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Bannety Mill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G beannachd + ? – in

‘Place of blessing’, in the sense ‘place blessed by a saint’. It shares the same derivation with Bennochy KDT (PNF 1). Both places may refer to otherwise unrecorded incidents in or associations with the life of St Serf, the important Pictish or British saint who may have lived around 700, and who had his headquarters at Culross, with strong links to Dysart and the Loch Leven area. The church of Auchtermuchty, which lies east of SLO, is also dedicated to him (see AMY Intro., above). Bendochy, the parish near Coupar Angus in south-east Perthshire, derives from the same word, and may have been originally associated with St Findog (Findoca), whose chapel was at St Fink in the north of that parish. Watson states that in the Irish lives of the saints it is often the name of the place where the saint founds a church (1926, 263). However, neither of the Fife examples has any recorded church connections.

    The lands of Bannaty are closely associated with the adjacent lands of Pitlochie SLO (eg. entries for 1452 and 1595 above), and Bannaty Mill was the mill for both. However, as far as the diocese of Dunkeld was concerned (see above 1506 and 1507) Bannaty was part of the same ‘toun’ as Gospetry SLO, since the two paid their teinds jointly to that church as part of the same unit, while Pitlochie (Petloquhye 1507) paid its teinds separately.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4