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English namePort Ellen
Gaelic namePort Ilein
Meaningharbour of Ilein

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Kildalton an Oa
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA42
OS sheet number352
OS grid referenceNR367453
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG port ~ harbour; Ilean ~ personal name
Element typetopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. port, masc. 'harbour' + gen. sg. of en ?Ilean a personal name
Sources
Port Ellen 1849 Admiralty Chart 2515
Port Ellinor 1850 Anderson’s Guide
Port an Eilean 1882 Thomas
Port Ellen 1882 OS
modern... Anciently Leodamus N. Leod’s moss Lands of Lordship
Port Ìlein Mac an Tàilleir
Port Ilein Seanchas Ile, 138
[pʰɔʂʈ ilən] = Port Ilein (Port Ellen)
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