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English nameBlack Rock Gorge
Gaelic nameCreag an Uillt Ghrànnda
Meaningthe crag of the ugly burn

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kiltearn
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeGlen ~ Gleann
Postcode areaIV16
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH592667
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG creag ~ crag, rock; allt ~ burn; grànnda ~ ugly
Element type

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. creag fem. ‘crag, rock’ + gen. sg. of allt masc. ‘burn’ + gen. sg. adj. grànnda masc. ‘ugly’
Black Rock 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
An t-Allt Grànda TSR
an t-Allt Granda Watson 1926, 457
Additional infoBlack Rock Gorge itself is absent from 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn. Originally the allt denoted the gorge itself, which is the secondary meaning of allt, but this has come to be transferred to the watercourse now.
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