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Withce or Wicc, is well known from his charters. (See
ton, p. Ixxiv. Also near Haverford West.)

WOODBURX (Falkirk), WOODHEAD (Fyvie), WOODSIDE (Glas-
gow and Aberdeen).

WORK HEAD (Kirkwall). Icel. virki, a work, bulwark,
castle, cognate with verk, work. Cf. VIRKIE.

WORMIT (X. Fife). 1517, -et. Perh. 'warm place;' Icel.



PLACE-NAMES OF SCOTLAND. 249

varm-r, fern, viinn, O.E. iccarm, warm; perl), from O.E.
wijrm, a serpent, worm. Worm- is common in Eng.
names Wormelow, Wormley, &c. On the ending -et,
cf. tliickct, BLAIKET, &c.

WRAE (Tweeddale). X. icraa, ra, a corner, a landmark ; cf.
wry, fr. O.E. icrif/ian, to bend. Cf. Woodwrae, Fin-
haven, in 1549, Woodwra.

WRAITH (Berwick). G. rath, a circular earthen fort, a
rampart. Cf. RAITH.

"WRATH CAPE. Icel. hvarf, a turning out of sight, a shelter,
fr. hcerfa, to turn round.

WYSEBY (Kirtlebridge). Prob. ' dwelling, village (Dan. and
northern O.E. If/, bi) of a man Wy.se.'

WYVIS, Ben (Dingwall). 1G08, Wcyes. Doubtful; possibly
corruption of G. uamh, a cave, with the common Eng.
plural ,<?. Cf. WEMYSS.

Y

YARROCK, Port (Whithorn). Skene thinks this is the
Beruvik of Nidi's Sar/a (cf. BERWICK) ; but, as it stands,
prob. G. f/arl>h acJiabh, 'rough field.' Cf. next.

YARROW (Selkirk). Also called ' 8fc Mary's Kirk of Lowis ; '
<. 1120, Gierua. G. f/arlh abk, 'rough stream.' Cf.
VENUE, and Yar on Tweed.

YELL, Mid, X., and S. (Shetland). Satjas, Jala, Ala; 1586,
Jclla, Yella. Icel. yelld, gall, barren. Cf. JAWCRAIG.

YESTER (Haddington). 1295, Y'estre, older Ystrad, which
is W. for ' valley ' = G. srad or ' strath ; ' cf. Estra-
hanncnt, s.v. AXNA.XDALE. Yester is just 011 the brim
of the Damnonian region ; see p. xxv.

Y'ETIIOLM (Kelso). 1233, Jetham ; 1297, Yctham ; also
Zethame, Yettamc ; c. 1420, Kirkyethame ; 1608, Toun-
Yettam. ' Hamlet at the gate ' (on the Borders pron. yet,
O.E. fj^at) between England and Scotland. See HOLM.
With c. 1420 and 1608, cf. GOLSPIE.

Y'OKER (Glasgow). Sic 1505; 1804, Yocker. G. iochdar,
iocar, the bottom, low-lying ground.



250 PLACE-NAMES OF SCOTLAND.

YORKHILL (Glasgow).

YOUCHTRIE HEUGH (Kirkmaiden). G. and Ir. uachdaracli,
upper ; cf. the names in Auchter-. Keugh is = HAUGH,
a hill.

YTHAN, K (Ellon). Prob. = ETHIE; c. 1212,Athyn, i.e., G.
athan, a little ford.

z

ZETLAND. See SHETLAND.



ALPHABETICAL LIST



PLACE-NAMES IN ENGLAND



THE following list of place-names in England, which arc
identical, or practically identical, with names found in Scot-
land, is more curious and interesting than scientifically
valuable. Many of the names must be quite modern ;
others, though similar in spelling, are probably not alike
in origin for England as for Scotland.



Abington.
Alford.
Appleby.
Ashton.


Bowdcn, Great.
Bowling Bank.
Brooklands.
Broom.


Chester.
Coates.
Corby.
Cove'.


Avon.
Ayton, Great.

Barry.


Broomhill.
Brough.
Broughton.
Broxbourne.


Covington.
Coylton.
Cray.
Crewe.


Berwick,




Crook.


Bishopton.
Blackburn.


Calder.
Caldwell.


Crosby.
Crossgates.


Blackford.


Carbrook.


Crossliill.


Blackball.
Blackball.


Castle Gary.
Castleton.


Curry ^Mallet.


Blackwater.


Castletown.


] )alton.


Blackwood.
Blythe Bridge.
Bolton.


Chapel.
Chapeltown.
Chaiiestown.


Dean.
Dee.
Denhohne.



252



PLACE-NAMES OF ENGLAND.



Denny Bottom.
Derry.
Devon.
Don.


Huntley.
Hutton.

Johnstone.


New Mill.
New Mills.

Newport.
Newstead.


Douglas.
Durham.


Jordanwell.


Newton.
Newtown.




Kilham.




Eaglesfield.
Eastwood.


Kingston.
Kirkmichael.


Oakley.
Oatlands Park.


Eccles.


Kirkoswald.


Orton.


Eden.




Orwell.


Ely.
Esk.


Langton.
Larkhall.


Overton.
Oxton.


Eskdale.


Leven.




Eye.

Ferry Hill.
Findon.


Linton.
Longhope.
Lundy Island.


Parkgate.
Parkhead.
Parton.
Pilton.


Fleet.


Maxton.


Portobello.


Ford.
Foulden.


Mayfield.
Merton.


Preston.


Furnace.


Mill House.
Milton.


Queen's Ferry.


Garth.
Gilmerton.


Monkton.
Morton.


Reading.
Rockcliffe.


Glass.




Ross.


Grange.
Greenhill.
Greenlands.


Newark.
Newbigging.
Newborough.
Newbottle.


Salton.
Seaforth.
Shaw.


Harthill.
Hatton.
Hilton.


Newbridge.
Newburn.
Newcastle.


Smeaton.
Snape.
Southend.


Holme.


Newhaven.


Southwick.


Holy Island.
Horndean.


Newington.
Newland.


Spittal.
Springfield.



PLACE-NAMES OF ENGLAND.



Sprowston.
Stanhope.
Stanley.
Start Point,


Swihton.

Thornhill

Thornton.


Westfield,

AVhitburn.
Whitehill.

A\ r hittinghani


Steel.


Townhcad.


Wick.


Stockbridg'e.
Stonehouse.


Trinity.
Troon.


Wilton.
Winton.


StOAV.


Tyne.


Wiston.



Slimmer Hill. Woodside.

Simnyside. Waterside.



ADDENDA.



Page xxxvii, foot. For LOGIE and lag read ROGIE and raog.

Page Ixxix, foot. It should here have been stated that, while
the forms here given do seem to have come from the
pen of English scribes, and while no place-name inAber-
or Inver- is now spelt with an /?, yet the Celt does, not
infrequently, prefix such an h, Cf. HARRIS, IONA, &c.

AIKBNHATT (Finhaven). Perh. G. athclminge h'aite, pron.
ahkuin haty, ' prayer-place.' The Finhaven church was
often called ' the kirk of Aikenhatt.'

AIRTH. Prob. c. 1145, Hereth. Cf. the note above.
ARBIRLOT. c. 1210, Abereloth.

ARBROATH. 1178, Aberbrothoc; 1546, Abirbrothoke ; c.
1600, Arbrothe. Of course the town stands at the
mouth of the river Brothock.

ARGYLE. An adjective ' Argathelaine ' is found as late as
1650. See Napier's Memoirs of Montrose, ii. 735.

AUCHTERARDER. 1295, Eutrearde, Outreart.

BASS. a. 1300, Basse.

BENHOLM. 1262, Bennum; c. 1280, Benam. Prob. G.
beinn, a hill, +O.E. hcini, home, dwelling; cf. EDROM.
On liam and holm, see p. Ix.

BOHARM. The derivation given is confirmed by the
' Bochquharne,' found in 1488, near Brechin.

BUTTERGASK. c. 1200, Buthyrgasc, Buthurgasc. Cf. also
Burghill; in 1574, Buthirgille, ' road- valley,' near
Brechin.



ADDENDA. 255

CAMPSIE. 1522, Campsy.

CARESTOX. Old, Keraldiston; 1529, Caraldstoun ; 1643,
Carralstoun. 'Dwelling of Keraldus,' the 'judex' or
'dempster' of Angus in 1227.

CARNEGIE (Carmyle). c. 1350, Carinnegi. G. cailiair
(pron. car) an dye, ' fort at the gap ' (G. eag, a nick or
hack).

CAULDCOTS. 1572, Calcoittis.

CELLARDYKE. 1600, 'The Silverdyk ; ' in Sc. Sillerdyke ;
hence corrupted to its present form.

CHEVIOT HILLS, c. 1250, Montes chiueti, a. 1300, Mons
chiuioth. Prob. G. c(h)ialach, 'bushy,' fr. clabh hair,
which would yield both ' Chevy ' and ' Cheviot.' For
-acli becoming -of cf. ELLIOT,

CLEGHORX must be O.E. ddeg erne, 'clay house,' cf. Dan.
Idey, clay, and WHITHORX. So DREGIIORX will be ' dry
house,' fr. O.E. drige, dry.

CLUXY (Blairgowrie). 1164, Kluen.

COLLAGE. The village is built on a slope, down which
tumbled a rocky burn.

CORRA Lixx. . 1300, Polcorr, where the G.jtoll represents
the W. llyn, a pool.

CRICHTOX. c. 1145, Crechtune. It is thus an early hybrid.
CUMBERXAULD. a, 1300, Cumbrcnald.

DALLACHY. For Aberdeen read Aba-dour.

DUCHRAY (Stirling), DUCIIR^VYS (Dumfries), DEUCIIRIES
(Glen Tanar, Aberdeen). G. dhu dtraobli, 'the dark
tree,' or peril. ' wood.' The s is the common Eng.
plural.

DUXDEE. c. 1200, Liber de Scon, pp. 26-28, Dundo,
Dundho, Dunde ; Avhich shows the name to be G. dim
dhu, ' dark, black hill.'

DUXFALLAXBY. c. 1200, Dunfolcntlii, -foluntyn. Perh. G.
dun faoilinn, ' sea-gulls' hill.'

DUXLOP (Ayr) and DUXLAPPIE (Fern, Forfar). Ayr !)., sic



256 ADDENDA.

1522;' but c. 1523, Dunloppie. Fern D., 1178, Dun-

lopyn. G. dun Ihbain, ' hill of the little bend or bow.'

EDINBURGH. As late as 1680, Edenburgh. 'Dun Edin' is
found in a document of unknown but early date, in the
Register of St Andrews, referring to the year 1107.

ELIE. c. 1600, 'The Alic.'

EXZIE. 1295, Lannoy, where the I' represents the Fr.
article; 'The Army.' Peril. G. eanach, eanaiche,
' down, wool.'

FASQUE. 1471, Fasky.

FINHAVEN. 1379, Fothynevyn. This is prob. G. fodha
n'abhuinn, ' below the river.'

KINFAUNS. c. 1200, Kinfathenes ; G. cinn fathain, 'head,
height with the coltsfoot ; ' with Eng. plural es.

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