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English nameBarnacarry
Gaelic nameBàrr na Carraigh
Meaningsummit of the pillar

Location and type of place name

LocationCowal, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaPA27
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS001942
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bàrr ~ summit; carragh ~ pillar
Element typestones, topography

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OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg bàrr, masc. ‘summit’ + fem. gen. sg. def. art. na + gen. sg. carragh, fem. ‘pillar’ 
Barnakarrie 1614 RMS vii no. 1129
Barnacarrie 1634 RMS ix no. 132
Barnacarrie 1664 RMS xi no. 613
Barnacarrie 1666 RMS xi no. 972
Additional infoMcLean p.25 carraigh rock…referring to the Pillar Stone which is in a wood ¼ mile from the road.
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