Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil 46

Name Type: building

Meaning: The big house of the herdboy

Other Forms:

Related Places: Taigh or Bothan a' Bhuachaille Bhig

Information:"The upper house stood in a fold enclosed by a crumbling stone and turf dyke...the dwelling contained a small chamber near the entrance which fitted the description of it as a dog's kennel, while two slab lined pits were said to have been used to store p[otatoes, which were part of his pay...According to our informant [John Brown -Iain Thearlaich, 1973] it had fallen out of use long before his father was born in 1882" p236.

The pits were pollagan and there are lazy beds to be seen - JB
Higher than Taigh or Bothan a' Bhuachaille Bhig - JB.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: John Brown, Balephuil in Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover by Eric Cregeen, ed. Margaret Bennett, John Donald, 2004, p236 and SA 1973/135.

Informant 2: John Brown, SA1973.135