Gyllyngdune (EN) / An Gilen Dhown (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

-en

an

Meaning: 
the

down

Meaning: 
deep

kil

Meaning: 
nook, back, ridge

kilen

Meaning: 
nook
Elements notes: 
<an> 'the' + <kilen> ‘little nook’ {<kil> ‘nook’ + <-en> diminutive suffix} + <down> ‘deep’
Historic forms: 
Goengellans Downe 1538 (Gover, 1948) Gylling-down 1815 (A Falmouth Guide, 1815) Gyllyngdune 1884 (Symons, 1884) Gyllyngdune House 1888 (OS, 1888) Gillindowne Bay ???? (Gover, 1948)