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English nameFeddonhill
Gaelic nameCnoc an Fheadain
Meaninghill of the streamlet or hill of the flute

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle and Mid Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Rosemarkie
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaIV10
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH720564
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cnoc ~ hill; feadan ~ streamlet/flute
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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. of cnoc, masc. ‘hill’ = ‘the hill’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. an (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of feadan, masc. 'streamlet, flute’ = 'hill of the streamlet’
SourcesFeddanhill 1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn. >br /> "No Gaelic has been found for... Feddenhill" Watson 1904, 131
Additional infoThis is perhaps Cnoc an Fheadain. Compare Clach an Fheadain (NH648841) and other combinations of feadan with hill names. Compare also Blairyfeddon in Angus (NO4454) and Fedden (NN201941). Neighbouring Craig Burn may be the feadan in question.
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