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English nameBalvraid
Gaelic nameBaile a' Bhràghaid
Meaningtownship of the brae

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG847165
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ township/farm; bràighe ~ brae
Element typehabitation

External Resources

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘township’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. bràigh
Biallvraid 1724 Rental of Glenelg
Ballivraid 1820 Thomson
Balavriaid 1824 Rental of the Glenelg Estate
"Baile a' bhraghad" Murchison 1950
The 1724 form suggests beul.
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