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English nameHilton
Gaelic nameBaile a' Chnuic
Meaningtown on the hill

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Inverness & Bona
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV2
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH674435
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ town; cnoc ~ hill
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of cnoc, masc. ‘hill’ = ‘the town of the hill’
Baile a’ chnuic Dwelly 1912
Baile a’ Chnuic 2004 MacLean, 78
Baile a’ Chnuic Mac an Tàilleir
Baile a’ chnuic Watson 1904, 9
Additional infoAn established name.
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