MHG14047 - Cnoc A' Mhoid, Kishorn

Summary

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Type and Period (3)

  • (Former Type) PUNISHMENT PLACE (Undated)
  • (Former Type) GALLOWS (Undated)
  • MOOT HILL (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The following information was provided by a visitor to the HER website: The moot-hill of Courthill (Cnoc a' mhoid) is where the lairds of the Applecross Mackenzies carried out their court of justice. It lies adjacent to St. Donan's chapel & on the old parish boundary between Applecross & Lochcarron. For those unlucky enough to be sentenced to death, they were taken up the hill some mile distant to the Gallowhill (Cnoc na croiche), where presumably sentence was carried out!! <1>

This record was formerly for the gallows/punishment place itself, which appears from the above information to have lain some distance to the north-east. <2>


<1> Swan, P, 2008-9, Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area (Text/Correspondence). SHG23871.


<2> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8303 4061 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG84SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHCARRON

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