Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place names around our area
The origin of the place name Gledfield has different explanations, all related to birds of prey. One is that it comes from the Gaelic G. leth’-chlamhaig, ‘half [strath] of the buzzard’ (William Watson). The word clamhan refers to the buzzard, while a red kite in Gaelic is clamhan. . .