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English nameBig Sand
Gaelic nameSannda Mhòr

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaIV21
OS sheet number434
OS grid referenceNG753792
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON sannda ~ sand; G mòr ~ big
Element typecoastsize

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Further Information

Language notesON en sannda + nom. sg. adj. mòr, fem. ‘big’
Sandecorran 1566 Retours (Ross) no. 3
Sandechorane 1569 Retours (Ross) no. 4
Sandcarrane 1638 Retours (Ross) no. 87
Sanda 1654 Blaeu Map (Northern Scotland)
Sandicaron 1673 Retours (Ross) no. 130
Sandicarron 1697 Retours (Ross) no. 162
Sanda 1747-55 Roy
Sanda 1820 Thomson
Great Sands 1857 Admiralty Chart 2509
Sannda a’ chorrain Robertson MS 357, 234
Sannda Mhor Watson 1904, 227
Sannda Mhòr Wentworth
Sannda Mhòr Hulme 2007
Sannda Mhòr Fraser 2009
Sand (sand, or saunda)... The full name of the place called Big Sand is Sanda a chorran Dixon 1886, xxxix
Additional infoThis was evidently once called Sannda a’ Chorrain, 'Sannda of the spit of land.'
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