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English nameKeoldale
Gaelic nameCealldal

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature type
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC380662
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

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Language notes 
Kandowll [=Kaudowll] 1551 RSS iv, 1371 (near Galdwell)
Kaudoule 1555 RSS iv, 3060
Kualdale 1565 RMS iv, 1669
Kauldale 1559 Sutherland Charters
Kealdill c. 1591 Pont map 2 front
Caldele 1601 Sutherland Charters
Caldel 1605 Retours (Sutherland)
Cealdail Dwelly 1912
Cealldail Watson in MacBain, x
Cealdail Watson 2002 (1906) 69

Cealldal, Sgire Dhùiranais 1899 TGSI, 16 [Poem by Barbara-nighean-Roib, local poet]
Ann an Cealldail: c. 1899 “John MacAllan” Poem by Rob Donn from ‘Songs and poems in the Gaelic language”

In the 1906 article, Watson gives all the names deriving from –dalr Gaelic forms in –dail.
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