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English nameBelford Road
Gaelic nameRathad Belford
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationFort William, Lochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmallie
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRoad/Track ~ (Frith)Rathad
Post townFORT WILLIAM
Postcode areaPH33
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number392
OS grid referenceNN108742
Type of nameStreet ~ Sràid

Elements

Element meaningG rathad ~ road; E Belford
Element typecommunication

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. rathad, masc. 'road' + E Belford
SourcesBelford Hospital 1876 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Additional infoBelford Road takes its name from Belford Hospital, founded in 1864 by Andrew Belford of Glenfintaig.
PrinciplesAÀA Street Names guidance principle E6: non-Gaelic surnames will not be transliterated
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