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English nameBen Hope
Gaelic nameBeinn Hòb

Location and type of place name

LocationSutherland, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Post townLAIRG
Postcode areaIV27
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC477501
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes
SourcesBeinn Hop: 1899 Rob Donn 11, 416
Beinn Hób: S. Grannd, Faclair
An old native told Campbell that Ben Hope is really Ob, a reference to land cut into by sea: Ronald Burn diary

Loch Hope, N hóp, ‘a small land-locked bay’ which in Sutherland gives its name to Ben Hope..’ 1910 Henderson, 155
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