Leden Urquhart

Leden Urquhart SLO S NO177111 1 361 200m

    Ladinurquhart 1506 Dunk. Rent. 195 [teind meal to Dunkeld Cathedral from Stedmore Land SLO and Leden Urquhart]
    Ladinurquhart 1507 Dunk. Rent. 200 [teinds as in preceding]
    Ladinuquhart 1510 Dunk. Rent. 215 [listed separately from Stedmore Land]
    Ladynurquhart 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 13
    Leaden Urquhal 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 394 [17th c. copy]
    Ladinurquhart-Estir 1532 RMS iii no. 1233 [in parish of Strathmiglo]
    Ladinurquhart-Westir, 1532 RMS iii no. 1233 [in parish of Strathmiglo]
    Ladinurquhart-Westir 1539 RMS iii no. 2036 [in parish of Strathmiglo]
    Ladyn Urquhart c.1560 s Assumption, 69 [in the ‘bischoprik of Dunkeld’]
    terras de Ladinurquhart-Eister 1603 RMS vi no. 1449 [‘with pendicles, and especially their pendicle called *Davielands-faulds’ (cum pendiculis, et presertim earum pendiculum nuncupat<um> Davilandis-fauldis)][407]
    terris et villis de Ladinurquhart-Wester 1625 Retours (Fife) no. 362
    Ladynurquhatt-Eister 1630 RMS viii no. 1673 [Andrew Murray of Balvaird]
    Ladynurquhart-Wester 1630 RMS viii no. 1673 [Andrew Murray of Balvaird]
    Ladinurquhart Westir 1632 RMS viii no. 2023
    <L>ednurqhuall 1642 Gordon MS Fife [initial l obscured by fold][408]
    Ledunrwhall 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Ladenorsett 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [for Ladenorfett]
    terris de Ledinurquhat Eister et Wester 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040
    Linnorfat 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Leaden Urquhart 1828 SGF
    Leaden Urquhart 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? + en Urquhart

While the second part of the name clearly alludes to the extensive lands of Urquhart SLO, which lie on the other side of the strath (though not contiguous; see under Urquhart SLO, below) the first part of the name is more problematical. It may be related to G leathan ‘broad slope’, or its Pictish cognate (cf Welsh llydan), for which see Lindifferon MML, above. Since it occurs relatively late in the record, it may even be of Sc origin, perhaps Sc ledin, leidin, etc. ‘leaden, made of lead’, referring to some architectural feature, or the occurrence of lead ore here? However, the early forms in a militate against this suggestion.

/ˈlɛdən ˈʌrkərt/; for alternative pronunciations of Urquhart SLO, see under that name.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4