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English nameHarrow Hill
Gaelic nameCnoc Harrow

Location and type of place name

LocationCaithness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Caithness ~ Gallaibh
Topographical feature type
Post townWICK
Postcode areaKW1
OS sheet number450
OS grid referenceND365500
Type of nameStreet ~ Sràid


Element meaning 
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesHarrow 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 infoAlthough a number of Gaelic versions connected with this ON element exist, there is no accepted form for this place-name.
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