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English nameBerriedale
Gaelic nameBearghdal
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationCaithness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Caithness ~ Gallaibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBERRIEDALE
Postcode areaKW7
OS sheet number450
OS grid referenceND120228
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningobscure element; ON dalr ~ valley
Element type

External Resources

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON obscure element + nom. sg. dalr masc. 'valley'
Sources
N byjarg dalr - stony dale Caithness Place-Names
Bearghdal Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Additional info"rocky ground dale: ON berg, rock; dalr, dale. Possibly Icelandic bjarg, rocks or precipices" Omand 1972, 225
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