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English namePittentrail
Gaelic nameBaile an Tràill
Meaningtown of the serf

Location and type of place name

LocationSutherland, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townROGART
Postcode areaIV28
OS sheet number441
OS grid referenceNC722024
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ township; tràill ~ serf, slave
Element type

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Language notes
Pettintraill 1525 Sutherland Charters 74
Pentraill 1562 Sutherland Charters 98
Pettintrail 1563 RSS v 1463
Pittintraill 1566 Sutherland Charters 103
Pettintraill 1566 RSS v 2718
Additional infoBaile-an-traill, MacKay 1893, 186 ‘Pittentrail, G Baile an Tràill, may mean ‘thrall-stead’, in which case it is a post-Norse formation, G tràill being borrowed from Norse Thræll.’ Watson 2002 (1906), 59

Pittentrail Hill ~ Cnoc Bhaile an Tràill
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