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English nameKilmuir (Black Isle)
Gaelic nameCille Mhoire
MeaningMary's church
Genitive formChille Mhoire

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle and Mid Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Knockbain
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeReligious ~ Cràbhach
Postcode areaIV1
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH666496
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; Moire personal name
Element typereligion

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. of Moire, fem. personal name = ‘Mary’s Church’
Kilmowir 1561 Book of Assumptions
Killmuir 1820 Thomson
Cill Mhoire Watson 1904, 136
Cill Mhoir Mac an Tàilleir
Cille Mhoire TSR2
Additional infoThe old forms are difficult to distinguish from Kilmuir Easter.
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