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English nameBellochantuy
Gaelic nameBealach an t-Suidhe
Meaningpass of the seat

Location and type of place name

LocationKintyre, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPA28
OS sheet number356
OS grid referenceNR663323
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bealach, ‘pass’ + an + suidhe, masc. ‘seat’
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. bealach, masc. ‘pass’ + the gen. sg. masc. def. art. an (with t- before sibilants) + gen. sg. suidhe, masc. ‘seat’
Balachantuy c. 1650 Gordon / Cantyre
Ballachantuy 1654 Blaeu
Bealuchantugh 1750 Dorret
Ballochantuy 1804 Langlands
Bealach an t-suidhe* 1912 Dwelly
Bealach an t-suidhe: Robertson MS370, 35
Additional infoThis is near Putechantuy (Peutachan nantuy in Blaeu).
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