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English nameRosal
Gaelic nameRosal
Genitive formRosail

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKinbrace
Postcode areaKW11
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC694440
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesRossoll 1529 Sutherland Charters 81
Rosall 1566 Sutherland Charters 103
Rossol 1654 Blaeu Map Southerlandia

“..Rossal is for [Norse] hross-völlr, ‘horse field’ its grass is still regarded as hurtful to cattle but not to horses’ Watson 2002 (1930) 235

Hross-vollr, ‘’horse-field’’, Rosswell in 1553
O.G. Ros, promontory, and ail, rock, MacKay 1896, 187

There are three sites with this name, Rosal in Strathnaver, Rossal in Rogart and Rosehall. This is ON hross-vollr, ‘horse field’ or maybe fjall, ‘hill’.

This is a hill, by Beinn Rosail and Loch Rosail
Additional infoRosal Township ~ Baile Rosail
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