Black Loch DFL W NT078913 1 384 165m
Blak Loch 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Black L<och> 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Black Loch 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Black Loch 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc black + Sc loch
The name survives attached to a small body of water south-west of Dunduff DFL, which drains south-west into the Carnock Burn and ultimately into the Bluther Burn. As depicted on the Blaeu maps, as well as the Gordon MS map, it was once more extensive. It appears on Ainslie/Fife (1775) as Hillhedloch (on SGF (1828) as Hillhead L<och>), taking its name from the farm of Hillhead to the south-east.
There is another Black Loch in the very north of the parish, through which runs the boundary between DFL and Cleish parish (FIF and KNR) (Black Loch 1828 SGF) west of Loch Glow; to the west of Black Loch is Black Hill DFL, just within the boundary (NT069962) (both OS Pathf. names).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1