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English nameKeith
Gaelic nameBaile Chè

Location and type of place name

Local authorityMoray ~ Moireibh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Banffshire ~ Siorrachd Bhanbh
Topographical feature type
Post townKEITH
Postcode areaAB55
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ431506
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning
Element type

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Further Information

Language notes
baronias… de Keyth 1451 Moray Reg. no. 193
baronia de Keyth 1623 Moray Reg. no. 462s
baile Chè… Cè Celtic Magazine 1887, 424-5 [both forms used]
Cè an an Cè Watson notebook Cw9, 54
‘well known in Gaelic as Cé and Baile Ché’ Watson 1926, 114
Céith, bail’ cheith, hyē Diack, Inscriptions, 190
‘in Gaelic Ceth or Cé, i.e. rhyming with ‘day’ Alexander 1952, p.74
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