Township: Barrapol,Barrapol

Map Reference: Barrapol 30

Name Type: machair

Meaning: Hillock of the burial ground

Other Forms: Knock a' chlaoidh - Map of Tiree, reduced from a survey of the island by Langlands, in the possession of His Grace, The Duke of Argyll. Reproduced in The Island of Tiree by William Reeves, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, volume 2, 1854, p 233-244. With church symbol.

Bac' a' Chluidh

Related Places:

Information:His uncle Alasdair MacLean, who died in 1959 aged about 70, saw a wall here before sand covered it - Hugh MacLean, Barrapol.

On the machair, close to the Barrapol march fence, is the old Christian burial ground of Cnoc a' Chlaidh ('The Knoll of the Burail Ground'). It has long disappeared under the fine sand blown from the open banks by the fierce Atlantic gales. Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Townships and Echoes by Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p66.

The open sand dune on the south of the track leading down to the beach from the turn of the Barrapol road.

200 yards west of the road - HMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tailleir), 4/1994

Informant 2: Mary MacArthur, Sandaig, 5/1994

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 3/1992 and 12/1996