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From: "Christine Stokes" <>
Subject: [SUT] Old Dornoch names
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 15:31:05 -0000


Hi list
This is a long list of all the old names of Dornoch parish. I thought you
would find it interesting and possibly helpful.
It shows the alternate spellings down through the years also and in some
instances where the place was.

DORNOCH PLACE NAMES

Achlean below Pitgrudy
Achley also Achluy
Achinchanter
Achintreasurich west part of Hilton of Embo
Achthoiche north east of Pronsy
Achurach north of the burgh of Dornoch
Achnacaorach adjoining Achurach
Achanduach situation not identified
Achinduich on the left bank of the river Shin
Achvaich in 1557 known as Aucheveyich
Achosnaich in 1275 known as Hachencossie
Achormlary in 1557 recorded as Auchegormalaye
In 1746 as Achgormlary
Achvandra in 1525 Auchandro
In 1529 Hauchardrow
Achlusti in the neighbourhood of Skelbo
Achteduaig above Dalnamain, to the east
Achiniel 1735 Achuhinal
Achlaick near Pitgrudy
Achvannarich
Acharnaig in Strath Carnaig
Achuan
Achnacloich between Pitgrudy and Proncy
Achlach below Ardallie
Ardallie 1557 Ardellis; 1723 Ardalies
Below Skibo
Ardshave near Balvraid
Ardachy above Flucharty
Acholch in the vicinity of Achley
Ardnacaile on the seashore to the S W of Cuthill
Achanecolas near Achvaich
Altantagairt
Amail Creag Amail near Torboll
Astle 1275 Askesdale, Haskeasdale
1360 Assestal
1472 Askadaile
1739 Asdale
Balloan
Balvraid 1525 Balnobraid
1536 Balbrade
1551 Balnabrayt
Balblair vicinity of Skelbo
Balachnuic east part of Hilton of Embo
Balnapollag old Gaelic name for Proncynain
Badininish
Boggan NW of Rearquhar
Blarnacoine in the vicinity of Little Ferry
Brae
Birichen old name Na Firichean (the high lands)
Camore
Cambusmore
Cambusavie 1525 Cammus-saffe
1560 Cambusawye
Carn Liath
Clashmore
Clashmugach
Clashnacuinneag NW of Achormlay
Clashnagrave
Clashnabodach NE of Proncy
Clashdow locality of Skelbo
Clashtobarvichael near the Dornoch railway station
Clashnalaraichean in area of Birichen
Carneith
Cnocnacroiceh
Cnocvar
Cnocachaisteal
Cnocachaisteal
Cnocandroighinn near Dornoch links
Cnoc na Feadaig
Creag Liath
Croit an Easbuig now Bishopfield
Croitnacailliche west of Bishopfield
Croitnacoilich between Dornoch and Drumdivan
Croft Madoch SE of Bishopfield
Croftnamoine
Croft Keil NW of Dornoch
Croft Neil West of the burgh of Dornoch
Coul
Cuthil
Cyderhall 1223 Siwardhoch
1601 Sythera and Sytherow
1733 Siddera
Cuback now known as Culbackie
Behind the ridge at Achley
Craigeilisy near Loch Buidhe
Dalchiel
Dalnamain
Dochfin-Davoch
Drumdivan
Driemastle the Ridge of Asdale
Daleidh east of Astle towards Evelix
Dalvavy most westerly park of the farm of Cyderhall
Dalreidh near Skibo
Ducatown within Skibo
Dornoch 1136 Durnach
1456 Dornouch
1640 Dornagh
Embo 1660 Eyndboll
Gaelic Erriboll
Evelix 1222 Avelech
15th Century Avelik
16th century Evelik
Eaglefield
Ernoch
Fluchary also known as Fleuchary
Febuidh
Fleet
Fourpenny
Fernebuchlyn
Gashagaich
Gizzen-briggs
Herkhenys
Innisaonar
Knockanlout place of the last stand against the Mackays in
1750
Knockglass
Kilncroft to the NE of Dornoch
Knockantoll in Rearquhar
Leathad nan Uan
Lonfliuch
Leathad na Cloich
Loch nan Con
Loch a Ghiubhais
Lochan nan Ubhlan
Loch Lannsay
Loch Laoigh
Lednabirichen
Lonemore
Londornoch a moss above birichen
Loch ruaigidh on the high ground of Dalnamain
Loch Tarvie
Lochantrial
Meikle Ferry the big ferry in contrast to the Little Ferry
at Skelbo
Meall a Chaoruinn
Meall an Eoin
Meall Clais nam Fiadh
Pitgrudie
Portnaculter the old name for Meikle Ferry
Pollacheannaiche the bay to the west of Dornoch Point
Pitmayne part of Skelbo
Proncy also written as Promci; Proinci; Promsay;
Promsy; Pronsie
Proncynain lower Proncy
Pollachnuie near the shore towards Embo
Poll a Ghilbert near Ardallie
Poles
Rearchar an old estate to the west of Dornoch parish
13th century Ruthenercher
15th century Ruryarchar
16th century Rowarchar
17th century Riarchar
Ridarroch neighbourhood of Rearquhar
Rhian between Achosnich and Achormlay
Rhistocach in neighbourhood of Rearquhar
Skelbo 1214 Scilbol
1235 Scellebolle
1455 scelleboll
1510 Scelbo
Skibo 1275 Scithaboll
1560 Skebo
Torboll 16th century Thorboll
Tubbardale on shore to the west of Skelbo
Torbuy below Rosebank
Temple Bar the site of Dornoch Cathedral
Tobarvichael
Torranroy scene of a grim fight between the Mackays
and the people of Dornoch
1570
Teachlby west of Cyderhall
Unes old name for Litle Ferry

Christine
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