Township: Gott

Map Reference: Gott 31

Name Type: sub-township

Meaning: An unqualified simplex name from ON v?llr (accusative v?ll, dative velli) ‘field, meadow’
There is a Vøle in Østre Slidre, Norway (NG); Vølen is a farm name in Norway (OR); and Völlur occurs twice as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).
There are several old field systems on the north shore of Balephetrish between the Ringing Stone and the Vaul boundary.
There is also some question over this name's location, as the reference in Reeves, 'Soroby with the land of Ballephuille and the Wyle pertained to the lot of Abbot of Eecolmkill', seems to place it in the west end of the island (Reeves 1854, 238).

See the paper An Island in 180 Names: the Norse Place-Names of Tiree on this website

Other Forms: The Wyle, Reeves, 238
Thewill, 1509 ER xiii, 216
Will, 1541 ER xvii, 648
Will, 1542 ER xvii, 527
Wyall, 1587 RMS iv, 1491: one of Iona’s monastery lands, one merkland (unam marcatam de Wyall)
Waill, 1638 RMS ix, 828
Weill, 1654 Blaeu (Pont)
Waill, 1674 Retours ARG I, no. 82
Vuill, 1768 Turnbull
Gott and Vuille possessed by the minister, 1794 Cregeen 1964, 39
A’ Bhaoill, Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 1/1994 (oral source)

Related Places:

Bhuill is the name for the green area to the north of Loch a’ Riadhainn. There are several ruins there. Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/2009.

Local Form:

Languages : Obscure

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 1/1994