Sheardrum SLN S NT035944 1 384 155m
Shir Drum 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Shierdrum 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Sheardrum 1801 Sasines no. 6021 [‘Balgonar, comp. Balgonar, Sheardrum, Steelend, Loups, and Mill of Balgonar or Lethrie’]
Sheardrum 1828 SGF
Sheardrum 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
? G siar + G druim
‘Western ridge’. The ridge in question is presumably that of Saline Hill, and perhaps also included Knock Hill; the farm lies on the lower slopes of the north-west reaches of this feature. OS Pathf. also shows Sheardrum Plantation.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1