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English nameTorridon
Gaelic nameToirbheartan
Meaning

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
Post townSTRATHCARRON
Postcode areaIV54
OS sheet number433
OS grid referenceNG898562
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG tairbeart ~ isthmus, portage
Element type

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes G nom. sg. gleann, masc. ‘glen’ + obscure element
Sources
Torvirtayne 1461 RMS ii no. 806
Torvedene 1494 Sherriff’s Protocol (Celtic Magazine 1879, IV, 294)
Torrerdone 1584 Retours (Ross) no. 12
Torvirttan 1624 Retours (Ross) no. 69
Loch Turretan 1654 Blaeu Map (Northern Scotland)
Glen Terridon 1747-55 Roy
Toirbheartan, gen. Thoirbheartan Wentworth
Toir(bh)eartan Watson 1904, 210
Toirbheartan Hulme 2007
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