Lochend DFL S NT091910 1 384 165m

Lochend 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lochend 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Lochend 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lochend 1828 SGF
Lochend 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc loch + Sc end

This cannot be the Lochend which was part of the lands of Luscar, for which see under CNK. Note Lochhead DFL c.1 km to the south-west. There is no sign of a loch anywhere very close on modern maps, nor on SGF (1828). On Blaeu (Gordon) Fife it lies beside a loch called Black Loch, but this is deceptive, as this loch (OS Pathf. Black Loch) is in fact just over a kilometre to the west of Lochend farm-steadings, and is separated from it by East Hill (209 m) and the farm of Hillhead.[124] The next farm to the south-west, however, is Lochhead (Lochhead 1775 Ainslie/Fife) q.v., apparently referring to the greatly reduced body of water immediately to its south (now almost completely swallowed up by a huge quarry and related spoil).

OS 6 inch (1856) shows a marsh, over 100 m in length, which lies immediately to the east of Lochend, and which may have once formed a shallow loch, at least in winter. It is possible that the name refers to this small feature.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1