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English nameBenderloch
Gaelic nameMeadarloch

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townOBAN
Postcode areaPA37
OS sheet number376
OS grid referenceNM905383
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

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Further Information

Language notes
Meadar loch Robertson
meudarloch Gaelic Proverbs, 608
Meadarloch An t-Òranaiche 1879, 130

Benderloch in Lorn, for beinn eadar dà loch 'hill between two lochs,' is in Gaelic Meadarloch: Watson 1926, 241
Beinn Eadar da loch, corruptly now in Gaelic Meadarloch - Benderloch, hill between two lochs: Watson, Topographical Varia iv, 1911
Additional infoSee Ó Maolalaigh in Uses, 28 for a discussion of the development of the name from an original Beinn Edar Dà Locha to the present Meadarloch.
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