Teampull Mor refers to one of the medieval structures found at Howmore, believed to have originally been built in the thirteenth century (Stell 2014, 294; Reynolds, Hamilton, and Raven 2004, 139). The eastern wall of the parish church is still visible (see header). The interpretation of the specific element as pn Mary would be consistent with the OPS (368) statement that there was a church at Howmore dedicated to Saint Mary.
See Howmore for the full discussion of this place-name.
Grid reference: NF758364
G Teampull Mòr
G teampall ‘a church, temple’ + G mòr ‘big, great, large’ or pn Mary
(‘The Great/Big Church’ or ‘St Mary’s Church’)
OS 6-inch Teampull Mòr (Ruins)