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English nameKnocknagael
Gaelic nameCnoc nan Giall

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townInverness
Postcode areaIV3
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH656413
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
Sources“Commonly given as Cnoc nan Giall, hill of the hostages. Older recorded forms are Knokyngill, Knokyngeile and Knockingall. If the interpretation is correct, the locality may have been named after an agreement was reached on the hill which included the giving of hostages as surety.” R MacLean, 2002, 81:

“A name which must have a history, now lost, is Cnoc nan Giall, Knocknagael, “the hill of hostages”, near Inverness. This name must have arisen from some memorable occasion or occasions.” Watson, 2002 (19++) p.223 [needs year of article, but I can’t find my copy of SPNP.]

Cnoc nan ciall: Robertson
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