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Early-attested site in the Parish of Irton with Santon

Historical Forms

  • Thwitengales c.1235 StB
  • Thueitdounegaleg' Thitdunegalieges, Chaitduneleg' Chaitdunegalheg, Chaitmegalheg c.1260 ib


This is an inversion compound of which the elements are OWSc  þveit and the Old Irish personal name Dungal , which is found also in Duncansbay (Caithness) and, probably, nearer home in Dunglaston (PN Dumf 46). To 'Dungal 's þveit,' ME  haye , 'enclosure,' was later added. See also ScandCelts 35–6.