Township: Mannal

Map Reference: Mannal 35

Name Type: agriculture

Meaning: Glebe is a medieval Scots word, derived from the Latin gl?ba 'a clod of earth', usually meaning 'a portion of land assigned to a parish minister in addition to his stipend'. It can also mean any field or even a clod of earth (Dictionary of the Scots Language There is no record of a minister living in Mannal, and Turnbull's 1768 map does not show a glebe here, but this ground may have belonged to the parish minister in Soroby in medieval times.

Other Forms:

Related Places: Tobar an Glìb

Information:"It was used for bleaching, that's how it got it's name" - JMcK.

"It was called The Glebe for as long as I remember" - WL.

Local Form:

Languages : English

Informants: Jessie (Teasaidh Lachainn) MacKinnon, Mannal, 11/1994

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh Bheag), Balevullin, 1/1995

Informant 3: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 7/1995; Alexina MacLean, Mannal, 1/1994