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English nameBaddidarach
Gaelic nameAm Badaidh Darach

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 townUllapool
Postcode areaIV26
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC085229
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesBadidarach 1747-55 Roy
Baddiedarroch 1774 Home’s Survey of Assynt, no. 4
Baddy-darroch 1791-99 OSA, vol 16, Assynt
Baddidarroch 1820 Thomson

“Badaidh is a diminutive - Am-Badaidh-darach ‘the little oak grove’ (in Assynt).” MacKinnon, Place-names and Personal Names in Argyll, chapter 5.

This is shown in the records as near to Baddygrinan:

Batachrianan 1774 Home’s Survey of Assynt, no. 4
Baddy-grinan-wintering 1791-99 OSA, vol 16, Assynt

Robertson in Sutherland Gaelic, Transactions, 1902 p.~113 says that –(a)-dh can appear in Sutherland Gaelic as a diminutive, such as Alltaidh.
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