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English nameTorrisdale
Gaelic nameTòrasdal

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 type
Postcode areaPA28
OS sheet number356
OS grid referenceNR793361
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON *Þoras-dalr ~ Thor; dalr ~ valley
Element typepersontopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesON *Þoras-dalr: gen. sg. Þor, deity or personal name ‘Thor’ + nom. sg. dalr, masc. ‘valley’
Glentorsdull 1508 RMS ii, 3170
Torrasdull 1545 RMS iii, 3085
Tòrasdail Holmer 1962
Thorisdaill 1565 RMS iv, 1635
Torrisdaill c. 1591 Pont map 2r
Thoirsdaill 1616 Retours (Sutherland) 4

“N., Thors-dalr, thor’s-dal, the dal of Thor, as Thurso, from Thor-sae, the water of Thor.” MacKay 1891, 124

Tòrasdal Robertson Collection MS358, 53 Tòrasdail: Gaelic of Kintyre – this is a different place with the same derivation.
Additional infoThere is another Torrisdale in Sutherland, with the same Gaelic form.

Torrisdale Link Paths ~ Ceuman Machair Thòrasdail
Airdtorrisdale ~ Aird Thòrasdail
Torrisdale Beach ~ Tràigh Thòrasdail
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