Balhaulie

Balhaulie * DFL RHX S NT100830 3

Balhaulyn 1274 British Library Add. Ch. 76751 [o.c.]

G baile + ? G sabhal + G - in

‘(Place of) the estate of (the) barn’. This is the most likely meaning. It is thus the G equivalent of Sc barntoun, which gave rise to several places called Barnton. Like Barnton DGY, *Balhaulie belonged to Inchcolm. See DFL, RHX Introduction for more details.

*Balhaulie is only one of several ways in which the name, had it survived, would have developed. Others are *Balhaulin, *Balhaline, or even *Balhall(ie). Balhall, Menmuir ANG probably contains the same core elements (G baile + G sabhal). Early forms are Ballhawell c.1405 RMS i app. 2 no. 104 B [17th c. index], Balhawel 1440 RMS ii no. 249, Balhawile 1458 RMS ii no. 958, Balhalwell 1511 RMS ii no. 3636, and Balhall 1517 RMS iii no. 166.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1