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English nameKilravock
Gaelic nameCill Rathaig
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationNairn
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townNairn
Postcode areaIV12
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH812494
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesCulravock 1295 Carta penes Culravock [cited Peerage of Scotland p. 54]
Terrarium de Kylrauoc 1295 Thanes of Cawdor p. 3
Kilravache 1420 Moray Reg. Carte Originales 23
Culravoc 1431 RMS ii no 193
Kilrawag x3 1469 ER vii, 246
Kilrawag 1474 ER viii, 248
Kylrawak, Kilrawak 1476 RMS ii no. 1232
Kyllrawok 1480 Indenture between the Thane of Cawdor and the Baron of Kilravock [Thanes of Cawdor p. 438]
Kylrawar 1481 RPS [1481/4/1]
Kilravok 1492 Moray Reg. no. 199
Kilravok 1492 Moray Reg. no. 201
Kilraok 1520 ER xiv, Appendix
Kilrawak 1525 RMS iii no. 336
Kilraok 1562 RMS iv no. 1429
Kilraok 1583 RMS v no. 668
Kilraack c.1591 Pont map 8
Kilrawok 1600 RMS vi no. 1028
Kilrawokie 1620 RMS viii no. 31
Kilrawokie 1628 RMS viii no. 1226
Kilrawock 1643 RMS ix no. 1382
East Kilraok 1654 Blaeu map Moravia
Kilraik Geographical Description of Calder Parish

Cill Rathaig* Dwelly
Cill Rabhaig: Stewart
Cill reathaig Robertson Collection MS360 p. 4
Cill Reathag Watson (Celtic Review 7 p.382)
G Cillrathag Watson 2002 (1904) p. 36

This initial element seems to have been cùl, now understood as cill. Current local pronunciation of the name does not contain the [v], which is corroborated by the old forms; this suggests Dwelly/Watson and Robertson forms are correct.
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