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English nameEvanton
Gaelic nameBaile Eòghainn
MeaningEvan's town

Location and type of place name

Location Easter Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV16
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH602658
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ town; Eòghann ~ personal name
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. Eòghann, masc. personal name Evan = ‘Evan's town’
Evantown 1845 NSA (Kiltearn), 327
Evanton 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
G Bail’ Eoghainn or am bail’ur Watson 1904, 92
Baile Eòghainn TSR
Am Baile Nodha or Am Baile Ùr Mac an Tàilleir
Additional info'am bail ’ur as opposed to the old village of Drummond on the west side of the river. Evanton dates from around 1800.': Watson 1904, 92
The Second Statistical Account from 1845 says: ”Evantown... had no existence thirty years ago”.
Applied to: Evanton Wood ~ Coille Bhaile Eòghainn
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