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English nameKing's Cave
Gaelic nameUamh an Rìgh

Location and type of place name

LocationArran, Firth of Clyde
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir a Tuath
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir
Topographical feature type
Post townBRODICK
Postcode areaKA27
OS sheet number361
OS grid referenceNR883309
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG uamh ~ cave; rìgh ~ king
Element typepersontopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. uamh, masc. ‘cave’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. an, + gen. sg. rìgh masc. ‘king’ 
SourcesKings Coves 1814 Yule

Uamh an Righ: Currie, 1908, 64
*Uamh an Rìgh Fraser 1999, 131 (implied)
Additional infoSee Fraser for old forms and pronunciation. 
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