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English nameBelladrum
Gaelic nameBealadruim
Meaningmouth of the ridge

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kiltarlity and Convinth
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBEAULY
Postcode areaIV4
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH525421
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG beul ~ mouth + druim ~ ridge 
Element typetopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
tribus partibus de Beldrum 1496 RMS, ii no. 2320
Balladrum 1507 RMS, ii no. 3184
octauam partem de dawoch de Belladrum 1511 NLS Dep. 327, 59/2
tres quartas partes de Balladrum 1512 RMS, ii no. 3730

Bealadrum Diack Place-names of Pictland 11, 155
Bealladrum Roberton
Beala-drum Watson 2002 (1913), 130
Bealathdruim Watson 1926, 478
Additional infoBelladrum Kennels is a modern name, although kennels and a pheasantry is marked at this site on OS 1902. 
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