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Knocklayd, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Cnoc Leithid [cruck layhidge] ‘hill of the slope’.

Background

514m high, 4.5km S of Ballycastle

par: Armoy/Ramoan bar: Cary

The final element is the genitive of Ir. leithead which literally means ‘width’ or ‘breadth’. In this case, it reflects a Sc. G. meaning, i.e. ‘slope’ [Cnoc Leaaid 1542].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Cnoc Leaaid1542Freeman, M. 1944 722 $8
~go cnoc lea1542AFM v 1470
Knock Glade1590cBartlett Map (Greenwich)
Knock Glaide1590cJobson's Ulster (TCD)
Knock Glad1603Bartlett Maps (Esch. Co. Maps) 1
Knock Glad1610Speed's Ulster
Knocklayde1613Ulst. Roll Gaol Deliv. 265
~Chnuic lán-álainn Leathaid, i1638cSMMD II 43
~mbun abhann1638cSMMD II 43
Knocklayd1661BSD 170
Knocklayde, Part of1661BSD 178
Knocklead1661Court of Claims $923
Knockleay, the hill of1661Court of Claims $923
Knockleg, the Hill of1663Decree of Innocence 431
Knocklayde1668ASE 116b
Knocklayde (part)1668ASE 117a $19
Knocklaid1672cHib. Del.
Knocklead1780Lendrick Map
Knock Lead Mt.1812Dubourdieu Map
Broad Mountain""1814Rev. Connolly 500
Knockleade or Knocklaid ""the1814Rev. Connolly 500
Knocklead ""the broad mountain""1822Hamilton's Letters 243
Knocklaid1830Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) B 17
Cnoc leithid ""hill of the1831J O'D (OSNB) B 17
breadth""1831J O'D (OSNB) B 17
Knoc-lade ""The broad mountain""1833McSkimin (DPJ) 321
~Cnoc Leithid1904Rev. Magill 19
~Cnoc leithid ""The broad hill""1905Ó Dubhthaigh 182
Cnoc Leithid, as cúl1942Holmer, N. 1942 183
Chroc Léithid, as Chúl1948Iarsmaí ó Reachrainn 250
~Cnoc Leithid1988Éire Thuaidh
~Cnoc Leithid1989GÉ 70
~Cnoc Leithid ""hill of the slope""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 92
~Cnoc Leithid ""hill of the slope""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 92
Barony
Cary
Parish
Armoy/Ramoan
Parish in 1851
Armoy/Ramoan
Townland
None
Place name ID
15738
Place name type
M