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English name Dumbarton
Gaelic name Dùn Breatann
Meaning fort of the Britons
Location
Local authority West Dunbartonshire ~ Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann an Iar
Parish post 1891
County post 1891 Dunbartonshire ~ Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann
Topographical feature type
Post town DUMBARTON
Postcode area G82
OS sheet number
OS grid reference NS407754
Type of name Place ~ Àite
Element meaning G dùn ~ fort; Breatann ~ Briton
Element type
Language notes  
Sources
Dwn Breton 1699 Lhuyd MS
Dun Bhreatunn Henderson ZCP, 266
Dun Breatunn Dieckhoff 1932
Dùnbreatunn 1875 Am Feillire, 15
Dùn Breatann Robertson MS405, 165
Dun Vrεctan Diack
Dun Breatunn Watson in Dwelly
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