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English nameTobar Theàrlaig Mhòir
Gaelic nameTobar Theàrlaig Mhòir
Meaningbig Charlie’s well

Location and type of place name

LocationElgol
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRiver/Stream / Abhainn/Allt
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG517137
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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SourcesThis name was gathered as part of a local research project on the place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye and was published in a booklet by SNH and AÀA. The Following quote appears in that booklet:

“The people to whom Tobar Theàrlaig Mhòir, ‘Big Charlie’s well’, Tobar Muinntir Dhòmhnaill Ruaidh, ‘the well of Red Donald’s people’ or Tobar Iain Mhic Dhòmhnaill, ‘John MacDonald’s well’, each refer are unknown.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 48

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