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English nameThornwood Avenue
Gaelic nameCraobhraid na Coille Droighinn
Meaning

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

Elements

Element meaningG craobhraid ~ 'avenue' + coille ~ 'wood' + droigheann ~ 'thorn'
Element typevegetation

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom sg. craobhraid fem., avenue + def. art. fem. na + sg.coille fem., wood + gen. sg. droighinn fem., thorn
SourcesThornbank is possibly related:

Thornbank 1796 Ainslie
Thornbank 1821 Ainslie
Thornbank 1832 Thomson
Thornbank 1850 OS map

“Thornwood Mansion, site on which the Thornwood area was built.” Spalding 1992a, 37

The 1860’s map show Thornwood situated within a wooded area. Thornwood Terrace was Duguid Street in 1896.
Additional infoAlso applies to:

Thornwood Drive ~ Slighe na Coille Droighinn
Thornwood Terrace ~ Barraid na Coille Droighinn
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