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English nameKilmelford
Gaelic nameCille Mheallart
Meaningchurch of Meallart
Genitive formChille Mheallart

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 areaPA34
OS sheet number359
OS grid referenceNM849131
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. en. ON Meallart
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes
Kilmelfort 1654 Blaeu Map Lorne
Kilmelphort 1695 Retours (Argyle) 93
Chille Melford (gen.) An Fhianuis, 1846, 376
Melford... is pronounced Meil’arst MacKinnon, 1880, ch. 6
Meil’ar(s)t Henderson 1910, 160
Cill mhealaird 1912 Dwelly
Meallart Cox 2005, 85
Meallart or Cill Mheallart JM
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