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English nameBridge of Allan
Gaelic nameDrochaid Ailein
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationStirlingshire
Local authorityStirling ~ Sruighlea
Parish post 1891Logie
County post 1891Stirlingshire ~ Siorrachd Shruighlea
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townSTIRLING
Postcode areaFk9
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS808975
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG. drochaid ~ bridge + Ailean ~ personal name 
Element typepersonwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

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Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
Drochaid Ailein Dieckhoff
Drochaid Ailein Watson in Dwelly
Drochaid Ailein Robertson MS405
aig drochaid-Ailein MacTalla December 1st 1899, no 21, p. 163
Additional infoThis is obviously the Bridge of the river Allan. The Allan is an ancient name, which has nothing to do in origin with either àilean, ‘meadow’ or Ailean the personal name. The latter form however may have influenced the Gaelic form.
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