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English nameBargeddie
Gaelic nameBàrr Geadaidh

Location and type of place name

Local authorityNorth Lanarkshire ~ Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaML5
OS sheet number342
OS grid referenceNS702639
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bàrr ~ top' + ? G geadaidh ~ arable land 
Element typeagriculturetopography

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OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. bàrr, masc. 'top' + geadaidh ? G 'arable land'
Balgade 1513 Glas. Rent
Balgade 1515 Glas. Rent
Nedder Balgade 1518 Glas. Rent
Neddyr Balqhedy 1529 Glas. Rent
Vuer [Over] Balgady 1538 Glas. Rent
Owir Bargady 1541 Glas. Rent
Balgady 1544 Glas. Rent
Nedyr Balkeddy 1553 Glas. Rent
Vuer Bagady 1554 Glas. Rent
Balgadie Over & Nether 1560s BATB
Nedder Balgedy 1568 Glas. Rent
Balgadie 1587 RSS vi, no. 1769
Balgaddeis 1587 RMS v no. 1406
Balgedy & Over Balgedy c. 1591 Pont map 34
Balgady 1607 RMS vi no. 1918
Nether Balgedie 1698 Ret. LAN no. 443
Balgedy & O. Balgedy 1654 Blaeu
Bargeddy 1747-1755 Roy's Map
Balgedy 1801 Forrest’s map of Coats estate, NLC
Bargaddie 1805 Drumpellier Papers, NLC U1/18/061
Bargeddie 1816 Forrest
Bargeddie 1820 Thomson
Additional info"Geddie (lost) is Gaitvie 1665 RMS Geddie 1666 RMS perhaps ‘patch of arable land’ v. G. geadaig, loc. of geadag cf. Balgedie (Kinross)" PNS 97.
Cf Taylor vol. ii, 360-1 for Balgeddie, who proposes G gead, ‘arable land’
This original generic element in this name was clearly baile but later came to be understood as bàrr.
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