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English nameRosehall
Gaelic nameInnis nan Lìon
Meaningthe flax meadow

Location and type of place name

LocationSutherland, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature type
Post townLAIRG
Postcode areaIV27
OS sheet number440
OS grid referenceNC475016
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG innis ~ river meadow, island; lìon ~ flax
Element type

External Resources

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes
SourcesRossall G. old form, rossach (1582), ros, promontory al or ail, rock or steep bank, the rock promontory. Rose-hall Anglicised from the preceding." MacKay 124
Additional infoFrom the evidence in the OS name books, Ràsail and Rossail were being used interchangeably in the late 19th century.
Names such as Allt an Ràsail, Coir’ an Ràsail, Loch an Ràsail are on current OS maps.
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