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English nameMilton (Ross-shire)
Gaelic nameBaile a’ Mhuilinn
Meaningthe town of the mill

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Alness Parish
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV18
OS sheet number438
OS grid referenceNH766744
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ town; muileann ~ mill
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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + masc. gen. sg. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. muileann, masc. ‘mill’ = ‘the town of the mill’
Miltoun Cast. c. 1590 Pont map 20
terris de Mylntoun de Meddat 1623 Retours (Ross and Cromarty) no. 65
Miltoun 1654 Blaeu Map (Moray)
village lately called Milnetoun 1681 RPS [1681/7/156]
Milton 1745 Moll’s Shire of Ross and Cromartie
Milton 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Milton G. Bail’ a’ mhuilinn Watson 1904, 204
Baile Mhuilinn TSR
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