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English nameTorinturk
Gaelic nameTòrr an Tuirc

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
Post townTARBERT
Postcode areaPA29
OS sheet number357
OS grid referenceNR813643
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningtòrr ~ hill; torc ~ pig
Element typeanimaltopography

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. tòrr, masc. 'hill' + masc. gen. sg. art. an + gen. sg. torc, 'pig'
Torintruk 1511 RMS ii, 3622
Tornturich 1654 Blaeu
?Torintuirk 1804 Langlands
Tor Torc 1856 Admiralty Chart 2159
Torn Torc 1856 Admiralty Chart 2477
Torr-an-tuirc: Mackinnon 1887
Torr an tuirc: Robertson Collection MS370, 46
Torr an Tuirc: MacMillan 1960
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