Orchyard Head 1743 x 1754 Rosyth Story, 60 [Rental of the Barony of Rosyth: Orchyard Head and Cove, tenant William Thomson]
Orchardhead 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Orchardhead 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Orchardhead 1828 SGF
Orchardhead 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc or SSE orchard + Sc heid or SSE head
‘Head or end of the orchard’. Now part of Rosyth Dockyard, the orchard will have been that of Rosyth Castle, which stands about 0.5 km to the south.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1