Letham DGY S NT148836 1 394 20m EAF

Letheme 1511 RMS ii no. 3570 [in barony of Fordell]
Lethame 1522 RMS iii no. 221 [in barony of Fordell]
Lethame 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 219
Lethame 1579 RMS iv no. 3024 [west third-part of the vill and lands of Letham called ‘the Seyfeild of Lethame’, in barony of Fordell]
Lathon 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Lathum hill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lethem 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Leathem 1756 RHP3800 [also Leathem Hill, Leathem Farm and Leathem Bank]
Lethem hill 1790s OSA 241
Letham 1828 SGF

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‘Broad slope’. Letham lies on the eastern flank of Letham Hill. In 1574 it is mentioned as one of the touns of the barony of Fordell. See also Seafield below.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1