Threepsikes SLN S NT029943 1 384 155m SEF

Threapsykes 1828 SGF
Stripesikes 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Stripesikes 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.

Sc threip + Sc syke

‘Small burns or ditches about which there has been a dispute’, containing Sc threip ‘argument, dispute’.

Note also Threapmuir #, which is connected with the lands of Bonnington SLN (which see for details). Threepsikes and Threapmuir # appear to lie on either side of the old parish- and barony-boundary between the lands of Boreland of Saline SLN on the one side and Cult SLN, TOB, CRX on the other, and the names most likely bear witness to one or more disputes between these two territories.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1