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English nameForest Lodge
Gaelic nameTaigh na Frìthe
Meaninghouse by the deer forest

Location and type of place name

LocationArgyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Glenorchy & Inishail
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBRIDGE OF ORCHY
Postcode areaPA36
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number377
OS grid referenceNN270422
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG taigh ~ house, lodge; frìth ~ deer forest
Element typeanimaltopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. taigh, masc. ‘house’ + fem. gen. sg. def. art. na + gen. sg. frìth fem. 'deer forest'
Sources
Forest Lodge = Kennel Lodge 1873 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Forest Lodge = Lodge 1903 Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland
Black Mount = Forest House 1912 Bartholomew Atlas
Forest Lodge = Forest Lo.
Forest Lodge = Forest Lodge 1968 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Additional infoThis place was once called Kennel Lodge, but adopted the specific of neighbouring Forest House, which is now called Black Mount.
A direct translation of the name would be Taigh na Coille, however it appears that the ‘forest’ referred to is actually a deer forest, an open area used for hunting deer. This deer forest is mentioned in the Statistical account of Scotland (1834-45 vol.7 p.91 : Glenurchy and Inishail):
“It abounds in deer, roe, and hare, and all kinds of game. The deer forest of Black Mount, the greater part of which lies in Glen- orchy, is supposed to contain from 2000 to 3000 red-deer.”
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