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English nameKeils (Jura)
Gaelic nameA' Chill
Meaningthe church
Genitive formna Cille

Location and type of place name

LocationJura, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF JURA
Postcode areaPA46
OS sheet number355
OS grid referenceNR525683
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG cill ~ church
Element typereligiontopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. fem def. art a', + nom. sg of cill, `church' = `the church'
Sources
Kilernadill 1549 Munro’s Description of the Western Isles
Kilaridil 1654 Blaeu Map (Islay)
Kirk 1801 Langlands
Kirk 1820 Thomson
Church 1849 Admiralty Chart 2515
Keills 1852-3 Admiralty Chart 2481
Keils 1882 OS
Keils, an English plural of Kill, Gael. Cille, pl. Cealla = Churches. Mac an Tàilleir
Keils was formerly called Killcolumkill 1882 Thomas
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