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English nameBridgend
Gaelic nameBeul an Àtha
Meaningmouth of the ford

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Killarrow and Kilmeny
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA44
OS sheet number352
OS grid referenceNR336624
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG beul ~ mouth; àth ~ ford
Element typetopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. beul, masc. `mouth' + an, gen. sg. masc. def. art. + gen. sg. àth, masc. `ford'
Sources
Bridgend Inn 1849 Admiralty Chart 2515
Beul an Ath 1882 OS
Beul an Atha Lands of Lordship
Beul an Àtha Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Beul an Atha Seanchas Ile, 92
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