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English namePoyntzfield
Gaelic nameno Gaelic form
Meaningthe high place

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle and Mid Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Resolis
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaIV18
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH710642
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG àrdach ~ high place
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes
Ardoch 1670 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 780
Poyntzfield 1765 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 286
Pointfield 1785 Ainslie’s chart of part of the North of Scotland
Poynterfield 1791-1799 OSA (Kirkmichael), 540
Poyntzfield 1820 Thomson
“of old Ardoch, the high place” Watson 1904, 123
An Ardach TSR2
An Àrdach Mac an Tàilleir
Additional info“So named in honour of his wife by Munro who after 1780 bought the estate previously called Ardoch, or the Gordon's of Ardoch becoming extinct.” Robertson MS357, 96.
Although Watson says this was once called Ardoch, present maps show Ardoch somewhat North East of Poyntzfield and Poyntzfield Mains. Old Ross and Balnagown Documents no. 359 says the new name was coined in 1766.
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