Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Bailephuil 22

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Field of the trees

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Information:"They preached in these trees" - EK.

Trees used for "gardening and preaching" - DMcC.

Colum Cille preached in Pàirc na Coille. John Fletcher, Balemartine, 8/1994.

The house of the factor, Maclaurin, was in the enclosure itself - JB.

See SA1974/83/A12. There was a well there and it was used for worship.

"No quicks could be had from the garden of Inveraray, but some forest trees were got, which, with some boar trees and quicks from Kintyre by Mr Langlands, have been planted and fenced at Balephuil, sheltered from the NW exposure, and promise as yet to thrive well." Reply of factor the the Duke in 1802, Argyll Estate Instructions, ed Eric Cregeen, p72.

Field in front of the trees - DMcC.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: John Fletcher, Balemartine, 8/2009

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh bheag), Balevullin, 10/1993

Informant 3: John Brown SA1973/135/B6