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English nameKirkton (Sutherland)
Gaelic nameBaile na h-Eaglais
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Location and type of place name

Location
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature type
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC890620
Type of name

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Language notes 
Sources Balehegliss in Strathelovdale 1429-30 Caithness and Sutherland Records, 200
terras de Ballinheglis 1546 RMS iii, 3215
terris de Balnaheglis 1551 RSS iv, 1371 (near Skelpik and Hop)
Balnahegeis 1555 RSS iv, 3060
Balnahachleis 1565 RMS iv, 1635
Balnahagly c.1591 Pont map 2r
toun of Balinhagalis 1612 Sutherland Charters 124
Ballacheglis (vel Balnacheglis)1616 Retours (Sutherland) 4
Balna Haglise 1654 Blaeu map Strathnaver
Balnakeglas (vel Balnahegras)1681 Retours (Sutherland) 14
Kirktown 1820 Thomson

Allt na h-Eaglaise flows near this.

“G. Baile-na-h-eaglaise, was the most important township on the Halladale. There was a church here in Norse times - doubtless of Culdee origin. Here also was the consecrated burying-ground for the lower parts of the strath, and still used as such. The site of the church may yet be seen.” Gunn, Sutherland and Reay Country

Campbell, H.F. Caithness and Sutherland, 1920 207
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