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English nameBochastle
Gaelic nameBoth a' Chaisteil
Meaninghut-castle

Location and type of place name

LocationStirlingshire
Local authorityStirling ~ Sruighlea
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Stirlingshire ~ Siorrachd Shruighlea
Topographical feature type
Post townCALLANDER
Postcode areaFK17
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN611077
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG both ~ hut; caisteal ~ castle 
Element typefortification

External Resources

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. both, masc. ‘hut’ + lenited gen. sg. caisteal, masc, ‘castle’ 
Sources
Montcastell 1451 ER v, 476
Mochastir 1452 RMS ii, 567
Moncastel 1456 ER vi, 357
Moncastel 1461 ER vii, 52
Mochastir 1474 RMS ii, 1173
Mochastir 1502 RMS ii, 2657
Mouchester 1524 RMS iii, 296
Moucastell 1579 RMS iv, 2924
Monquhastell 1590 Retours PER no. 1058
Mochastyre 1640 Retours PER no. 494
Mochaschyre 1670 Retours PER no. 806
Bochastle 1775 NAS E777/313/2
Bochastle 1783 Stobie Perth
Bocastle 1791-99 OSA xi, 607
Boghastle 1820 Thomson
Both Chastal 1912 Watson in Hogan Review
Both-chaisteil,* B.-chastair* Dwelly 1912
Both Chaisteil Watson 1926, 240
Both Chaisteil Netwon 1999
 
Additional infoThough clearly originally relating to a different element, the name is now clearly understood as both. 
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