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English namePolmont
Gaelic namePoll-Mhonadh
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationFalkirk
Local authorityFalkirk ~ An Eaglais Bhreac
Parish post 1891Polmont
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townFALKIRK
Postcode areaFK2
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS936788
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG poll ~ mud, mire + monadh ~ moor 
Element typetopography

External Resources

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesPolmunth ?1319 Holy. Lib. 91
Polmonth 1498 RMS ii, no. 2441

Means ‘pool-hill,’ ‘hollow-hill,’ from poll, pool also ‘hollow place’: Watson 1926, 400
Poll Mhonadh: Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoSee BLITON where a Brittonic or perhaps Gaelic *pol- + -mönïδ, ‘pool-hill’ or ‘hollow-hill’ is proposed.
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