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English nameKentallen
Gaelic nameCeann an t-Sàilein
Meaningthe head of the sea-bay
Genitive formCheann an t-Sàilein

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Lismore and Appin
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townAPPIN
Postcode areaPA38
Relevant main roadsA828
OS sheet number384
OS grid referenceNN007571
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG ceann ~ head; sàilean sea bay
Element type

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. ceann, masc. ‘head, end’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. an (with t- before vowels) + gen. sg. of sàilean, ‘sea bay’ = ‘the head of the sea-bay’
Kentalin 1820 Thomson
Ceann an t-Sàilein Mac an Tàilleir
Ceann an t-Sàilein previous signage
Ceann an t-Sàilein AK
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