|English name||Harrow Hill|
|Gaelic name||Cnoc Harrow|
Location and type of place name
|Local authority||Highland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd|
|Parish post 1891|
|County post 1891||Caithness ~ Gallaibh|
|Topographical feature type|
|OS sheet number||450|
|OS grid reference||ND365500|
|Type of name||Street ~ Sràid|
|Element meaning|| |
|Language notes|| |
|Sources||Harrow Road 1857 Admiralty Chart 2170
Pns of Canisbay: “Probably O.N. *H?rgr, a heathen place of worship. (J. S.). Cf. Gaelic, *Aroch, a hamlet or dwelling.”
Waugh, 297: ON, prob. hörgr, cairn or heathen site, most likely first.
Henderson 1910, 331: In addition to Na Horgh at Castlebay, Barra, add Loch Thorranish, above Bornish, S. Uist. Horgar-nes, the promontory of the sacrificial grove, grove or Harrowness.'
|Additional info||Although a number of Gaelic versions connected with this ON element exist, there is no accepted form for this place-name.