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English nameBeauly
Gaelic nameA' Mhanachainn
Meaningthe monastery
Genitive formna Manachainn

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmornack
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBEAULY
Postcode areaIV4
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number431
OS grid referenceNH526463
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG manachainn ~ monastery
Element typereligion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom sg. fem. a', (leniting) + lenited nom. sg. manachainn, fem. `monastery'.
A’ Mhanachainn, or Manachainn MhicShimidh Watson in Dwelly 1912
A’ Mhanchainn Dieckhoff 1932
A’ Mhanachainn or Manachainn ’ic Shimidh MacLean 2004, 60
A’ Mhanachainn Mac an Tàilleir 2003
A’ Mhanachainn Beauly Survey.
Additional infoThe proposed term is the established name. The ‘macro’ form of the name is not used in speech, and would be too long on the sign compared to ‘Beauly’.
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