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Sutherland, volume 10

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OS1/33/10/1/1 DURNESS [Parish] Durness (Parish) Durness (Parish) Durness (Parish) Rev. [Reverend] Mr Ross F.C. [Free Church] Manse Durness Mr Robert Sutherland Merchant Durness Mr Gun Ground Officer Sangomor This name applies to a mountainous, moorish, and rugged parish situated in the extreme north of Sutherland Shire. Its greatest length from Cape Wrath in the North to Ben Hee in the South-east is about twenty five miles and its average breadth about Eleven miles, it is bounded on the north by the North Sea or Northern Ocean, on the East by the Parish of Tongue, on the West and South by the Phs [Parishes] of of Lairg and Edderachylis. Lochs Hope, Eireboll and the Kyle of Durness are the principal sheets of water, the former Fresh and the latter two salt, there are three small districts which are partly Cultivated vis; " Durine, Sangomor and Sangobeag." The only Straths worthy of notice being Strath Mor, Strathbeag & Strath Dionard, all of which are under sheep pasture. The Hills in this Parish are pretty steep and vary in height from fifteen hundred to three thousand feet, the most Conspicious of which is Beinn Hope. The Parish consits of Gneiss, Salurian rocks and primitive limestone the latter being found on the East side of Loch Erriboll & in and around the village of Durness. Two schools supply the educational wants of th parish and there is only one house licensed for the Sale of Spirits two of the last named buildings are within a short distance of the Ph. [Parish] church. The parish of Durness is in the Presbytery of Tongue, Synod of Sutherland and Caithness. There are no detached portions of the parish of Durness, And there are no detached portions of any other parish situated within it.
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OS1/33/10/1/2 DURNESS [Village] Durness (Village) Durness (Village) Durness (Village) Mr Robert Sutherland Mr. Gunn, Ground officer Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Ross F.C. [Free Church] Manse 005 This applies to a small village situated in the North of Sutherland and about Sixty miles distant from Lairg. it includes a post office two schools & an Inn, together with two Churches all of which are described under their respective heads. the boundary of the village takes in the two small districts known as Sangomor, & Durine.
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OS1/33/10/1/3 MEALL A' BHUIC Meall a' Bhuic Meall a' Bhuic Rev [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr. John McKay 005 This name signifies "Knoll of the Goat" and applies to a small hillock situated about one mile north of Bailnacille
OS1/33/10/1/3 FLIRUM Flirum Flirum Rev [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr. John McKay 005 Meaning of this name obscure it applies to a few Low water rocks situated about one fourth mile South-east of "Clach Mhòr na Fairaird"
OS1/33/10/1/3 GEODHA NA BURRALAICH Geodha na Burralaich Geodha na Burralaich Rev [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr. John McKay 005 This name signifies the Creek of the "Houling or Wailing" and applies to a small Creek situated about one mile to the North-west of Sangomòr
OS1/33/10/1/3 [Page] 3 County of Sutherland Parish of Durness FLIRUM Fluich-Dhruim
OS1/33/10/1/4 SEANACHAISTEAL Seanachaisteal (Site of ) Pictish Tower Rev [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 005 This name Signifies the "Old Castle" and applies to the site of an old pictish Tower situated about one mile North-west of Sangomòr. Nothing further is known of its history. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor
OS1/33/10/1/4 Site of PICTISH TOWER [Seanachaisteil] (Site of ) Pictish Tower Rev [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 005 This name Signifies the "Old Castle" and applies to the site of an old pictish Tower situated about one mile North-west of Sangomòr. Nothing further is known of its history. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor
OS1/33/10/1/4 ADAG MHÒR Adag Mhòr Adag Mhòr Rev [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 005 This name signifies the "Big face or precipice" and applies to a bold perpendicular Cliff on the coast around Seanachaisteal which is on the highest part of the Cliff. Situate about a mile north of Durness. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/4 AODANN MHÒR 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Aodann Mhòr Aodann Mhòr Aodann Mhòr Aodann Mhòr Mr George McKay Durness Mr Robert Swanson Sangomore Messrs Donald & Roderick Murray Sangobeg Mr A. McKay Durness 005 This name signifies the "Big face or precipice" and applies to a bold perpendicular Cliff on the coast around Seanachaisteal which is on the highest part of the Cliff. Situate about a mile north of Durness. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor.
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OS1/33/10/1/5 LOCH BORRALAIDH Loch Borralaidh Loch Borralaidh Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay . 005 This name applies to a considerable sized Loch situated a short distance North of the Mansion of Keoldale, its breadth is about 1/4 mile and its length about three fourths of a mile. Meaning of this name obscure
OS1/33/10/1/5 LOCH BORRALIE 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Loch Borralie Loch Borralie Loch Borralie Duke of Sutherland's Map 1853-68 Admiralty Chart 1754. Rev. [Reverend] Mr Grant Durness 005 This name applies to a considerable sized Loch situated a short distance North of the Mansion of Keoldale, its breadth is about 1/4 mile and its length about three fourths of a mile. Meaning of this name obscure
OS1/33/10/1/5 LOCH LÒN NA H-INNSE Loch Lòn na h-Innse Loch Lòn na h-Innse Rev. [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr John McKay 005 Meaning obscure. Local pronunciation This name signifies and applies to a small Loch situated about one half mile north of "Loch Borralaidh" His Grace the DuKe of Sutherland proprietor
OS1/33/10/1/5 LOCH LANLISH 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Loch Lanlish Loch Lanlish Loch Lanlish Mr Donald Ross shd [shepherd] Grudie Mr George McKay Durness Messrs Donald & Roderick Murray Sangobeg 005 Meaning obscure. Local pronunciation This name signifies and applies to a small Loch situated about one half mile north of "Loch Borralaidh" His Grace the DuKe of Sutherland proprietor
OS1/33/10/1/5 SÀILMHÒR Sàilmhòr Sàilmhòr Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 005 This name applies to a Shepherds dwelling situated about one half mile north east of "Loch Lòn na h-Innse" the building is one Storey high thatched and in fair repair His Grace the DuKe of Sutherland proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/5 SALAMOR 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Salamor Evander McIver Esq. factor, Scourie 005 See 1- inch Name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 submitted.
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OS1/33/10/1/6 BÀGH BAILE NA CILLE For Authorities and Description see Name Book of 6 inch Sheet 5 005
OS1/33/10/1/6 ALLTAN DEARG For Authorities and Description see Name Book of 6 inch Sheet 5 005
OS1/33/10/1/6 [Page] 6 AMHAINN NA CLAIGIONNAICH Cancelled [Initialled] BÀGH BAILE NA CILLE Ought not this name be written on margin of Plan 5/7?
OS1/33/10/1/7 BAILAMHUIC Bailamhuic Bailamhuic Bailamhuic Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass Mr John McKay Mr Robert Sutherland 005 This name applies to a small district in the larger district called "Durine" Comprising five or 6 Small Croft houses (and lands) each one storey in height, thatched and in middling repair. On the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/7 BALVOLICH 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Balvolich Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie 005 See 1-inch name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 Submitted to him
OS1/33/10/1/7 SANGO BAY Sango Bay Sango Bay Sango Bay Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass Mr R. Sutherland Mr John McKay 005 This name applies to a small sandy Bay situated a short distance to the north of the district known as Sangomore - and it is used by traders in the N. [North] of Scotland for shelter.
OS1/33/10/1/7 CREAG CHEARBACH Creag Chearbach Creag Chearbach Creag Chearbach Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass Mr R. Sutherland Mr John McKay 005 This name, meaning obscure, and applies to a rock that men fish from on the coast situated about one fourth of a mile to the north-west of Sango Bay, on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland
OS1/33/10/1/7 CREAG THAIRBHEIDH 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Creag Thairbhaidh Creag Thairbhaidh Creag Thairbhaidh (Local pron. [pronunciation] ) Mr George McKay Durness Mr Torquil Nicolson Durness Mr Hugh McKay Sango beg 005
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OS1/33/10/1/8 BAILENACILLE Bailenacille Bailenacille Bailenacille Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass. Mr John McKay Mr Robert Sutherland 005 This name applies to a large farm steading Corn Mill and Mansion situated about one and a fourth miles to the west of "Durine". It is two storeys in height, slated and in excellent repair on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland
OS1/33/10/1/8 CORN MILL [Bailenacille ] 005 This name applies to a large farm steading Corn Mill and Mansion situated about one and a fourth miles to the west of "Durine". It is two storeys in height, slated and in excellent repair on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland
OS1/33/10/1/8 BALNAKEIL 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Balnakeil Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie Rev. [Reverend] Mr Grant Durness 005 See 1- inch Name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 submitted to to him
OS1/33/10/1/8 LOCH CROlSAPHUlLL Loch Croisaphuill Loch Croisaphuill Loch Croisaphuill Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass. Mr John McKay Mr Robert Sutherland 005 This name applies to a middling Sized loch situated a short distance to the South of Bailenacille farm steading. It is on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/8 CHURCH (In Ruins) [Balnakeil] Church (In Ruins) Church (In Ruins) Church (In Ruins) Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass Golspie, Mr John McKay, Leirinvore, Durness Sutherlandshire Mr Robert Sutherland, Sangomor, Durness, Sutherlandshire 005 This name is given to a church in ruins the walls of which are entire situated a short distance to the west of Bailenacille farm steading. * It is on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland. * This church was erected between A.D. 1223 & 1245 & disused about AD 1843 when the Present parish church was built. The dedicatory name is unknown. In the interior of the building is a hollow stone which appears to have been a holy water Font, and named by the inhaitants, Clach an t'sagairt Ruaidh, signifying the Red Priest's Stone. This red priest is said to be the last previous to the Reformation.
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OS1/33/10/1/9 INN [Durine] Inn Inn Inn Revd [Reverend] Mr Joass Mr. R. Sutherland Mr. John McKay 005 This name applies to a building situated at the cross roads in the district of "Durine" it is two storeys in height, slated and in good repair, and having a license to sell Spirits, Porter and Ales, Saluable accommodation for man, and horse may b had at this Inn. It is on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/9 GLEBE Glebe Glebe Glebe Glebe Revd. [Reverend] J.M. Joass. Mr Robert Sutherland Revd. [Reverend] Mr Ross Mr John McKay 005 Applied to the land attached to the Parish Manse of Durness. It is partly arable and partly pasture land & it is the property of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland who is Patron of the living. The property of the Parish minister for the time being?
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OS1/33/10/1/10 TRÀIGH A' GHEODHA BHREAGH Tràigh a' Gheodha Bhreagh Tràigh a' Gheodha Bhreagh Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass, Mr Robert Sutherland, Mr John McKay, 005 This name Signifies "Sand at the top of the CreeK", and applies to a Sandy beach or small CreeK Situate a short distance to the north-west of Durine.
OS1/33/10/1/10 MANSE [Parish, Durine] Manse Manse Manse Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass, Mr R. Sutherland Mr John McKay 005 This name applies to a large and Commodious building, two storeys in height, slated, and in elegant repair, situated about one mile to the west of Durine and it is the Ph. [Parish] Manse on the property of his Grace the DuKe of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/10 SCHOOL [Parish, Durine] School School School Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass, Golspie. Mr Robert Sutherland, Sangomor Mr John McKay, Leirinvore, Durness, Sutherlandshire 005 This name applies to a schoolhouse situated in the district or Village of Durine It is one storey in height slated, and in elegant repair. there is an average attendance of about 60 pupils, who are taught the ordinary branches of English education. It is supposed by the Heritors government grant & School Fees * and it is the Ph. [Parish] School. * There is no school board elected for the parish up to the date of Examining this worK.
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OS1/33/10/1/11 CHURCH [Parish, Durine] Church Church Church Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay. 005 This applies to the Established church & is situated in the District of Durine. It is a plain substantial building, erected about the Year 1844, and is seated to accomodate about three hundred and fifty, but, is not attended by more than twelve or fifteen of a Congregation. It is on the property of his Grace The Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/11 POST OFFICE [Durine] Post Office Post Office Post Office Revd [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay 005 This house is one storey high, thatched, and in fair repair. The mails are Conveyed from this place to Laxford Bridge per mail Car, every alternate day, leaving Durine about 5 oclock in the morning and arriving in the afternoon about 6 oclock. The building is on the property of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
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OS1/33/10/1/12 CREAG DHEARG Creag Headgear Creag Dhearg Creag Dhearg Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay. 005 This name signifies "Red Rock," and applies to a ledge of rock thirty, or forty feet high, and situated on the east side of "Sango Bay."
OS1/33/10/1/12 DURINE Durine Durine Durine Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay. 005 This name applies to a small district or village, there is a number of houses, most of these, are one storey in height and thatched, the principal buildings are the Post Office, Inn, Church, and School. The whole is on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland. It is part of the village of Durness.
OS1/33/10/1/12 SANGOMOR Sangomor Sangomor Sangomor Revd. [Reverend] Mr Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay. 005 This name applies to a small district situated a short distance to the east of Durine. It contains a number of Small Croft houses, some slated, and some thatched. Duke of Sutherland Proprietor. It is part of the village of Durness.
OS1/33/10/1/12 SANGOMORE 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Sangomore Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie 005 See 1- inch Name list of Sh [Sheet] 114 Submitted to him
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OS1/33/10/1/13 BEINN AN AMAIR on margin of Plan 5/11 For Authorities and Description See Name Book of 6 inch Sheet 5 005
OS1/33/10/1/13 KYLE OF DURNESS For Authorities and Description See Name Book of 6 inch Sheet No. 14 005
OS1/33/10/1/13 NORTH SEA on margin of 1/2500 scale For Authorities and Description See Name Book of 6 inch Sheet No. 2
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OS1/33/10/1/14 KEOLDALE Keoldale Keoldale Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr. John McKay 005 This name applies to a large Commodious & well built mansion two stories high with suitable out offices detached a short distance to the East of the Pier, the whole are slated, and in good repair. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/14 CNOC NAN CEANNAN Cnoc nan Ceannan Cnoc nan Ceannan Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr. John McKay 005 This name applies to a small mound having an Elevation of about five feet above the General Surface there is a tradition that it marks the Graves of Several Danes who were slain at this spot, but the date of the occurance is unknown. A portion of this mound was taken away A.D. 1835 when Several human bones were found as well as a small bronze elliptical cockade, & polished bone supposed to be used for fastening the military plaid. It Signifies the "Hillock of Heads".
OS1/33/10/1/14 HUMAN BONES AND AN ELLIPTICAL COCKADE FOUND HERE A.D. 1835 [Cnoc nan Ceannan] 005 This name applies to a small mound having an Elevation of about five feet above the General Surface there is a tradition that it marks the Graves of Several Danes who were slain at this spot, but the date of the occurance is unknown. A portion of this mound was taken away A.D. 1835 when Several human bones were found as well as a small bronze elliptical cockade, & polished bone supposed to be used for fastening the military plaid. It Signifies the "Hillock of Heads".
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OS1/33/10/1/15 FREE CHURCH [Sangomore] Free Church Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay 005 This name applies to a plain substantial building, situated at the south end of the district Known as Sangomor. It was erected in the year 1844 and has Sittings for about 350. property of the Trustees of the Free Church of Scotland.
OS1/33/10/1/15 MANSE [Free Church, Sangomore] Free Church Manse Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay 005 This name applies to a neat and Commodious building situated a short distance southwards of the above described Church. It is one storey in height, slated and in neat repair, property of The Trustees of the Free Church of Scotland.
OS1/33/10/1/15 SCHOOL [Free Church, Sangomore] Free Church School Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass, Golspie, Sutherlandshire Mr R. Sutherland, Sangomor, Sutherlandshire Mr John McKay Leirinvare, Sutherlandshire 005 The name applies to a plain substantial building situated within a few yards of the Church (Free). It is one storey in height slated and only in middling repair.* *The daily average attendance is abut 30 & the education affored Consists of the ordinary branches it is supported by a grant from the Trustees of the F [Free] Church education Scheme together with School Fees.
OS1/33/10/1/15 [Page] 15 County of Sutherland. MANSE As the Manse and the School are so near to the Church it is considered superfluous to prefix Free Church to them.
OS1/33/10/1/16 CNOC ACH' NA H-ANAITE Cnoc Ach' na h-Anaite Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay 005 The meaning of the word is not Known, it applies to a trait of Rough pasture land situated a short distance southwards of the District of Durine. On the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/16 LOCH CEALLA-DAIL Loch Cealla-dail (Drained) Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr John McKay Mr. R. Sutherland 005 The meaning of this word is not Known, it applies to a Marsh situated a short distance to the South-west of the district of Durine. It is almost dry in the summer season. On the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
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OS1/33/10/1/17 POLL A' CHAIT FHIADHAICH Poll a'Chait Fhiadhaich Poll a'Chait Fhiadhaich Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies the "Dell of the Wild Cat" and applies to Hollow in the rock Situated a Short distance North West of "Creag Ruadh"
OS1/33/10/1/17 SMOO HOUSE Smoo House Smoo House Rev [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 Applied to a pretty large house two Stories high, Slated, and in good repair; situated a Short distance West of the "Cave of Smoo" His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/17 SMOO SIDE 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Smoo Side Smoo Side Smoo Side Smoo Side Evander McIver Esq. Factor Scourie Mr George McKay Durness Hugh McKay Durness Valuation Roll 1894 - 95 006
OS1/33/10/1/17 LEIRINBHEAG Leirinbheag Leirinbheag Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay This name applies to several acres of Rough pasture situated between Geodha Smoo & Sango Bay. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/17 LEIRINBEG 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 Leirinbeg Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie 006 See 1- inch Name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 submitted to him
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OS1/33/10/1/19 GEODHA SMOO Geodha Smoo Geodha Smoo Rev. [Reverend] J M Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies the "Creek of Smoo" and applies to a Small narrow Creek Situated about one half mile East of Sangomòr.
OS1/33/10/1/19 CREAG RUADH Creag Ruadh Creag Ruadh Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies the "Ria RocK" and applies to a Small ridge of rock on the Coast at the Eastern extremity of Leirnmhòr
OS1/33/10/1/19 CAVE OF SMOO Cave of Smoo Cave of Smoo Rev. [Reverend] J M Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name applies to a Large Cave Situated at the Southern extremity of "Geodha Smoo" "Two miles East of the Church, and may be approached either by Sea or by a pathway from the road; directly above the Cave, a beautiful Waterfall arrests the Eye, decending from the road, about 100 yards to the Shore, and Crossing the water, after walKing about twenty yards the traveller is suddenly arrested by the grandeur and magnificence of the Cave, whether he views the Singular and Massive Construction of its Gothiclike and transverse Arches, or its immense height and width, for in some places, it is about 100 feet inside and as many in height, here, also, the noise of the waterfall steals on the ear, and when the voice is raised, an echo is distinctly heard". (Extract from Statistical account of the Parish of Durness.)
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OS1/33/10/1/20 LEIRINMHOR Leirinmhòr Leirinmhòr Rev. [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name applies to a Small district Comprising Several Small Croft houses (arable & R.P. [Rough Pasture] Land) with suitable out offices. the whole are thatched and in good repair, and one story in height. His Grace the DuKe of Sutherland proprietor
OS1/33/10/1/20 LÈIRINMORE 1- inch Revision Oct. [October] 1894 Leirinmore Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie See 1- inch Name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 submitted to him general usage.
OS1/33/10/1/20 BÀGH GEAL Bàgh Geal Bàgh Geal Rev. [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies the "white Bay" and applies to a Small creek Situated a short distance East of "Geodha Smoo."
OS1/33/10/1/20 POLLAG NA LÙIBE Pollag na Lùibe Pollag na Lùibe Rev. [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies "Hollow of the Loop" and applies to a fissure in a Rock Situated about one mile East of Geodha Smoo.
OS1/33/10/1/20 POCAN SMOO Pocan Smoo Pocan Smoo Rev. [Reverend] J. M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies the "Squat or flat Rock" and applies to a Low water rocK Situated at the northern extremity of "Geodha Smoo"
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OS1/33/10/1/21 AN CRUACHAN An Cruachan Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name applies to a small detached Rock situated near the entrance of Loch Erieboll there is not a particle of vegetation on this rock. it signifies "The Roundness".
OS1/33/10/1/21 A' GHOIL-SGEIR A' Ghoil-Sgeir Rev. [Reverend] J.M. Joass Mr John McKay 006 This name applies to an Island situated about one half mile South of An Cruachan the greater part of this Island is Submerged at high water. It Signifies "The Rock of the Boiling or Bubling"
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OS1/33/10/1/23 SMOO Smoo Smoo Rev. [Reverend] J M Joass Mr John McKay 006 Applied to a small district situated one half mile East of Sangomor, & Comprising four small Crofthouses with suitable out offices, the whole are one story high, thatched, and in fair repair. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor.
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OS1/33/10/1/25 TRÀIGH SANGOBEG Tràigh Sangobeag Tràigh Sangobeag Tràigh Sangobeag Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr John McKay. Mr. R. Sutherland. 006 This place Signifies the "Sand or beach of Sangobeag." It applies to a Sandy beach situated a Short distance north of Sangobeag.
OS1/33/10/1/25 SGEIR LEATHAN Sgeir Leathan Sgeir Leathan Sgeir Leathan Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay. 006 This name Signifies the "Broad "Rock, and applies to ridge of flat rock visible at low water and situated about one fourth of a mile north of the mainland at Sangobeag.
OS1/33/10/1/25 SANGOBEAG Sangobeag Sangobeag Sangobeag Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Golspie. Mr. John McKay, Leirimore. Mr R. Sutherland, Sangomor, Sutherlandshire 006 This name applies to the district in which there are 20 or 30 small farms or croft houses. It is situated about two miles eastwards of Sangomor. the houses are one storey in height thatched, and in miserable repair, his Grace the Duke of Sutherland, proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/25 SANGOBEG 1- inch Revision Oct. 1894 SANGOBEG Evander McIver Esq. factor Scourie See 1- inch Name list of Sh. [Sheet] 114 submitted to him general usage
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OS1/33/10/1/26 RUDHA BREACAIDH Rudha Breacaidh Rudha Breacaidh Rudha Breacaidh Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr. R. Sutherland. Mr. John McKay 006 This name Signifies "Freckled or Spotted point." It applies to a point of land situated about half a mile to the east of "Traigh Sangobeag." On the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/26 GEODHA NAM BÀIRNEACH Geodha nam Bàirniach Geodha nam Bàirniach Geodha nam Bàirniach Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay 006 This name Signifies "Creek of the Limpets." It applies to a small Creek situated a short distance to the east of "Rudha Breacaidh."
OS1/33/10/1/26 GLAC GARBH Glac Garbh Glac Garbh Glac Garbh Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Joass. Mr R. Sutherland. Mr John McKay 006 This name signifies the "Rough Hollow." It applies to a hollow or piece of low ground situated a short distance southwards of the district Known as Sangobeag, on the property of his Grace the Duke of Sutherland.
OS1/33/10/1/26 ALLT SMOO 006 For Authorities and Description see Name Book of 6 inch sheet 5
OS1/33/10/1/26 [Page] 26 County of Sutherland
OS1/33/10/1/27 PIER [NE side of Kyle of Durness] Pier Pier Pier Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Ross Major General Scobie Mr. R. Sutherland 005 This name applies to a small pier situated on the northeast side of the Kyle of Durness. Constructed for the accommodation of the Ferry Boat plying on the Kyle, it is built of Granite blocks, stayed with wooden piles. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/27 PIER [SW side of Kyle of Durness] Pier Pier Pier Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Ross Major General Scobie Mr. R. Sutherland 005 Applied to a Boat pier situated on the South west side of the Kyle of Durness & used for the accommodation of the Ferry boat conveying passengers & goods across the Kyle. It is constructed of Granite blocks & wooden piles. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/27 [Page] 27 County of Sutherland Parish of Durness
OS1/33/10/1/28 FERRY [Kyle of Durness] Ferry Ferry Ferry M. [Major] General Scobie, Keodale By Durness. Rev. [Reverend] Mr Ross FC [Free Church] Manse Mr Robert Sutherland Merchant Durness 005 This name applies to a public Ferry across the Kyle of Durness and the only means of Conveying passengers, Goods and Vehicles to Cape Wrath, as well as the whole district Known as the "Parph". When live stock are removed to or from the above district they are [taken] round the South end of the Kyle. The Charge for passengers [varies] in proportion to the number [ ] the highest being 6d & the lowest 2d. Dog Carts, Gigs etc. are Charged 5s/0d each & Carts 2s/6d each. His Grace the Duke of Sutherland proprietor.
OS1/33/10/1/28 [Page] 28 County of Sutherland Parish of Durness A.B. Coddington Cap. R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers] 27 April 74 [1874]
OS1/33/10/1/29 [Page] 29 [Volume] 10 OS1/33/10 29 Hammond NAME BOOK OF PART OF THE PARISH OF DURNESS ON THE 1/2500 SCALE IN SUTHERLAND [Stamped] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. STORE SOUTHAMPTON 29 APR. 1903
OS1/33/10/1/30 [Page] 30 INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Aodann Mhòr -- 4 A' Ghoil-sgeir -- 21 Alltan Dearg -- 6 Allt Smoo -- 26 An Cruchan -- 21 Bàgh Baile na Cille -- 6 Bàgh Geal -- 20 Balvolich -- 7 Banlnakeil -- 8 Beinn an Amair -- 13 Cave of Smoo -- 19 Church (In Ruins) -- 8 Church (Ph) [Parish] -- 11 Cnoc Ach' na h-Anaite -- 16 Cnoc nan Ceannan -- 14 Creag Thairbheidh --7 Creag Dhearg -- 12 Creag Ruadh -- 19 Durine -- 12 Durness (Village) -- 2 Durness (Ph) [Parish]-- 1 Ferry -- 28 Flirum --3 Free Church -- 15 Geodha nam Bàirreach -- 26 Geodha na Burralaich -- 3 Geodha Smoo -- 19 Glebe -- 9 Glac Garbh -- 26 Inn -- 9 Keoldale -- 14 Kyle of Durness -- 13 Leirinbeg -- 20 Leirinmore -- 17 Loch Barralie -- 5 Loch Cealla-dail -- 16 Loch Croisaphuill -- 8 Loch Lanlish -- 5 Manse (Ph) [Parish] -- 10 Manse (F.C.) [Free Church] --15 Meall a' Bhuic -- 3 North Sea -- 13 Pier -- 27 Pocan Smoo -- 20 Poll a' Chait Fhiadhaich -- 17 Pollag na Lùibe -- 20 Post Office -- 11 Rudha Breachaidh -- 26 Salamor -- 5
OS1/33/10/1/31 [Page] 31 INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Sango Bay -- 7 Sangobeg -- 25 Sangomore -- 12 School (Ph) [Parish] -- 10 School (F.C.) [Free Church] -- 15 Seanachaisteal Site of Pictish Tower -- 4 Sgeir Leathan -- 25 Smoo -- 23 Smoo Side -- 17 Tràigh a'Gheadha Bhreagh -- 10 Tràigh Sangobeg -- 25