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English nameCampbeltown
Gaelic nameCeann Loch Chille Chiarain
Meaningthe end of the loch of the church of Ciaran
Genitive formCheann Loch Chille Chiarain

Location and type of place name

LocationKintyre, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Campbeltown
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townCAMPBELTOWN
Postcode areaPA28
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number356
OS grid referenceNR712200
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG ceann, ~ head, end; loch ~ loch; cill ~ church; Ciaran - personal name
Element typeperson, religionwater

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. ceann, masc. ‘head, end’ + gen. sg. loch, masc. ‘loch’ + lenited. gen. sg. of cill, fem. ‘church’ + gen. sg. of Ciaran, masc. personal name. = ‘The head of the loch of the church of Ciaran’
Sources
Loch Kilkerran 1654 Blaeu Map (Kintyre)
terras de Kinloch nunc vocatas Campbletoune 1695 Retours (Argyle) no. 93
Ceann-Loch-ChilleChiarain, Ceannloch Dwelly 1912
Ceann Loch Cille Chiaráin Watson 1926, 92
Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain or Ceann Loch Mac an Tàilleir
Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain current road signage.
Additional infoThis is an established name and on previous signs. Whilst the form is established, there seems to be some variation in lenition and final vowels.
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