Pathhead KDT KXY S NT286925 1 385 35m SEF

Petheheid 1631 RMS viii no. 1795 [lands of Dunnekeir then called Petheheid]
Paithheid 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Peth-head 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Path head 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Pathead 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Path-head 1790s OSA, 510 [‘the prosperous town of Path-head’]
Pathhead 1790s OSA, 327 [‘named from its situation near a steep descent called the Path. It is divided into Pathhead Proper, or Dunikeer, situated on Dunikeer estate, and Sinclairton ...’]
Pathhead 1828 SGF

Sc peth + Sc heid

‘Head or top of a brae or steep road’. In 1836 it is listed as one of three villages in the parish of Dysart, besides Boreland and Gallatown (NSA vol. ix, 139). See also Dunnikier and Sinclairton KDT for more details. OS Pathf. also shows Pathhead Muir at NT286944.

/paθ hɛd/, locally /paθ hid/ and /pɛθ hid/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1