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English nameBlackmuir Woods
Gaelic nameCoille a' Bhlàir Dhuibh

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle and Mid Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Urray
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeVegetation ~ Glas-bheatha
Postcode areaIV14
OS sheet number437
OS grid referenceNH487573
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG coille ~ woodland; blàr ~ plain; dubh ~ black
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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. coille, fem. 'woodland ' + masc. gen. sg. def. art. a' (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. blàr, ‘plain’ + gen. sg. adj. dubh, 'black'
Sourcesthe Black Muir callit Knockdow 1669 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 794
Additional infoThe context is not completely clear, but it would seem this does relate to the Blackmuir in question.
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