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English nameBalnacra
Gaelic nameBeul-àth nan Crà
Genitive formBheul-àth nan Crà

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townStrathcarron
Postcode areaIV54
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG981463
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesBeul Àth-nan-Crà: Robertson

Balnacra - I have always heard that this is Beul-àth-nan-crà. Ford mouth of the cruives, and that there is an Ath-nan-crà at the place. Beul-àth occurs frequently in names of places selected at fors, e.g. Balladrum in Kiltarlity, and Beul-àth-nan-trì-allt in Skye. The word crà, a cruive for catching fish, ought to be noted by authorities who have been asserting for long that crà in place-names is crò, a fold. I have never yet heard crò pronounced crà.: Robertson The Highland News September 27, 1902

Beul Ath nan Cra: Watson in Dwelly

Beul àth nan crà, Ford-mouth of the cruives.: Watson 1904, 196
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