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English nameUpper Bighouse
Gaelic nameBiogas Àrd

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 referenceNC887573
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
landis of Bighous 1529 RSS ii, 62
Beghous RSS 1546? –no
Bighouse 1820 Thomson
Begos 1654 Blaeu map Strathnaver
Begos c.1591 Pont map 2r

In Gaelic Biogas, genitive Biogais: Watson in MacBain, xiii
Do Bhanaraich Tigh-Bhiogais ‘to a Bighouse dairy maid’ TGSI xxiv 1899-1901

“bygg-hus, a barley barn, or barley store, after-wards applied to the house of one who let land,
and received rent in kind.” MacKay 1892, 206
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