Township: Hough,Hough

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Name Type: township

Meaning: Township ‘quarter’ south of Beinn Hògh, evacuated after a sand blow in 1815. Within the township there is a place-name ScG Cill Tunnan 'the church of St Donnan'.
This is derived from ON kross ‘cross’, ‘in compounds kross-hús ‘cross-house... in local names Krossa-vík, Kross-holt’ (CV, 356), with ON gerði ‘fence, field’, or ON geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’. The medial /sg/ is palatalised.
There is a Crossgerd in Cunningsburgh, Shetland (SP); Krossgerði occurs twice as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Crossigar - Inhabitants of the Inner Isles 1716, Scottish Record Society 21, ed . Nicholas MacLean-Bristol, 1998. Recorded between Murdat and Kilchenichbeg.

Kerachrossger - Tiree Rental 1747.

Kerachrosegar - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

Kerachrossegar - List of Inhabitants of Tiree 1776

Kerachrosegar (1794) - Argyll Estate Instructions, ed. Eric Cregeen, Scottish History Society, 1964

Kerachrasgar - The map of Adam Black, 1862, NLS

Related Places: See Croisgear, Kilmoluaig.

Information:The people had to leave Murdat in the spring of 1815 because of sand blow - SA 1974/134/A1.
One of the townships to the west of Beinn Hough, evacuated because of erosion.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic