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English nameFort Matilda
Gaelic nameGearastan Matilda

Location and type of place name

LocationGreenock, Inverclyde
Local authorityInverclyde ~ Inbhir Chluaidh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Renfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPA16
OS sheet number341
OS grid referenceNS260779
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG gearastan ~ fort'; Matilda ~ personal name  
Element typefortificationperson

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG. nom. sg. gearastan, masc. 'fort' + Matilda, personal name 
SourcesFort Matilda 1850 Admiralty Chart 1850
"This fort dates from 1819 and is reputed to be named after either Princess Matilda or the wife of the engineer who supervised the construction" MacDougall and Monteith, 49
Additional infoWhitefarland Point seems to have been the name of the area before this was built.  
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