Beauly, The Aird and Strathglass Place-Name Survey (North-East Inverness-shire)

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CULBURNIE

Grid reference
NH48 41
Type
Settlement (Accurate position)
Altitude
90m
OS Pathfinder
176

Language elements

G
cùl
G
braon
G
-in

Parishes

 
KILTARLITY & CONVINTH
 
KILTARLITY

Old forms

Form
(Henry Douglas of) Kilbirny
Date
1509
Reference
RMS, ii no. 3531
Form
terras suas de Kilbirny
Date
1509
Reference
RMS, ii no. 3531
Notes
Henry Douglas of Kilbirny sells to Thomas lord Fraser de Lovet and his heirs 'terras suas de Kilbirny cum monte castri ejusdem vulgariter Beufort nuncupato, cum piscatione sua de Forne nominata Tolly' etc. ('his lands of Kilbirny with the castle hill of the same commonly called Beufort, with its fishing of Forne (River Beauly) called Tolly'.

Notes

'At the back of the damp place'. Or cùil bhraonach 'damp corner, oozy nook' (Watson 1926, 189).

'It had of old a much more extensive application than it now has. It embraced the whole of the lands beyond the burn which skirts the wood and forms, above and below Rose Bridge, the boundary between Teanacoil, Bruiach and the manor farm, runs on below the bridge near the gate entering the castle grounds, passes on to near old Dounie, and then joins the main river. To the north and west of that burn lie the old lands of (Culburnie)..... I take it that the old lands of Culburnie embraced Culburnie Moor, Fanellan, Mains of Castle Downie, with the old Church-lands which formed a part of these.' MacDonald 1914, 448. In 1509 Beaufort castle is described as being on the lands of Kilbirny (RMS ii no. 3531).