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English nameByres Road
Gaelic nameRathad nam Bàthaichean

Location and type of place name

LocationPartick, Glasgow
Local authorityGlasgow City ~ Baile Ghlaschu
Parish post 1891
County post 1891City of Glasgow ~ Baile Ghlaschu
Topographical feature typeRoad/Track ~ (Frith)Rathad
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode areaG11
OS sheet number342
OS grid referenceNS5566
Type of nameStreet ~ Sràid


Element meaningG rathad ~ road; bàthach ~ byre
Element typeagriculture

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. rathad masc. gen. pl. masc. def. art. nam + gen. pl.bàthach masc. 'byres'
Byres Roy 1747-55
Byres 1794 Ainslie Renfrew
Byres 1821 Ainslie South
Additional info''It gets its name from the lands known as the Byres of Partick through which it passed. At various times the spelling was changed to Byars and to Bishop's Byres, because it is generally supposed to have belonged to the bishop whose herd of cattle was kept in byres there.'' Foreman, 29
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