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English nameKinlochewe
Gaelic nameCeann Loch Iù
Meaninghead of loch Iù
Genitive formCheann Loch Iù

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 typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV22
OS sheet number433
OS grid referenceNH025619
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG ceann ~ head, end; loch ~ loch; Iu river-name
Element type

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. ceann, masc. ‘head, end’ + gen. sg. loch, masc. ‘loch’ = ‘end of the loch’ + en? Iu, a hydronym
Kenlochew 1747-55 Roy
Ceann loch iu (kayoun loch ew) Dixon 1886, xxx
Ceann Loch Iù Wentworth
Ceann Loch Iù Hulme 2007
Additional infoAlso applied to: Heights of Kinlochewe ~ Bràighe Cheann Loch Iù (NH074642).
Bruichae 1820 Thomson
Bràighe Cheann Loch Iù Wentworth
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