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English nameBalmeanach
Gaelic nameAm Baile Meadhanach
Meaningthe middle farm/township

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Portree
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG555409
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ township; meadhanach ~ middle
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. am + nom. sg. baile, masc. 'township' + nom. sg. masc. adj. meadhanach, 'middle' = 'the middle township'.
Balliemeanoch 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Balmenoch 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Ballmeanach 1820 Thomson
Balmeanach 1882 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Balmennoch = Baile meadhonach Dwelly 1912
Bail' meadhonach Watson 1904, 118
Balmeanach, Balmeanock, Baile meadhonach Forbes, 290
Am Baile Meadhanach, the middle farm Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Abhainn Bhaile Meadhonaich current OS maps
Additional infoThere are two sites with this name: both have the same form.
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