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English nameThe Dark Mile
Gaelic nameAm Mìle Dorcha
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
Post townSPEAN BRIDGE
Postcode areaPH34
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN183887
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG mìle ~ mile; dorcha ~ dark
Element typecoloursize

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG am, nom. sg. fem. art. + G nom. sg. mìle, masc. ‘mile' + G dorcha, ‘dark’ = ‘the dark mile’
Sources
The Mile Dhorcha , or the Dark mile 1890 Highland Monthly vol I p. 674
am mile dorcha 1875 Watson, J. L. The Grand Highland Tour, 53
Mile Dorcha MacMillan 1971
 
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