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English nameTarradale
Gaelic nameTarbhdail
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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 type
Post townMUIR OF ORD
Postcode areaIV6
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH552487
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Further Information

Language notesG tarbh masc. 'bull' + dail, 'haugh' = ‘bull-haugh’ or ON tarfr + dalr, `bull valley’
Sources
Carnedale (= *Taruedale) 1240 Moray Reg.
Auchterwaddale, Onachterwadale, Ouchterwaddale 1275 Beauly Charters no. vi
Tarudale c. 1350 RMS i app I no. 64
Taredell c. 1350 RMS i app I no. 381
Tarridie 1372 Ane Breve Cronicle
Tardaile 1430 RMS ii no. 155
Tardale 1475 RMS ii no. 1227
Tarredill 1479 ER viii 261
Tarradale 1526 RMS iii no. 382
Terradale 1527 RMS iii no. 486
Terradale 1565 RMS iv no. 1618
Terradell 1587 RMS v no. 1331
Tarradell 1587 RMS v no. 1331
Tarradill 1595 RMS v no. 229
Tarradell 1608 RMS vi no. 2109
Tarradell 1614 RMS vii no. 1115
Tarradaill x2 1681 Retours (Ross) no. 138
*Tarbhdal TSR2
Norse tarfr-dalr bull-dale Watson 1904, 108
Additional infoTaylor and Crawford, 2003 prefer G Tarbhdail over ON Tarbhadal, making the good point that a dail is more appropriate here than an ON dalr.
The 1275 forms probably represent Achadh + Tarradale, perhaps now the Muir of Tarradale.
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