Claysikes # DFL RHX S NT090834 1 40m

Claysinks 1754 Rosyth Story, 60 [See DFL, RHX Introduction]
Claysleiks Farm 1755 Rosyth Story, 55 [Thomas Winter Plan of the Barony of Rosyth (Rosaith)]
Claysikes 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Clay Sikes 1828 SGF
Claysikes 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc clay + ?

There is a remarkable variation in the second element of this name within a relatively short time period. Whatever the original element, it became assimilated to Sc syke ‘a small burn or ditch, often in boggy land’. Later maps such as OS Pathf. mark Brucehaven q.v. where early OS maps have Claysikes.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1