MHG31488 - Gallows, Gallow Hill, Arpafeellie
The placename Gallows Hill applies to the whole woodland on the slopes of the hill. No documentary/cartographic information is available for a gallows.
Type and Period (1)
- GALLOWS (Undated)
- None recorded
House called Gallowhill on 1st ed Ordnance Survey map. <1>
The name Gallowhill applies to the whole wood area. It is probable that the house derives its name from the woodland which it sits adjacent to. A participant on the Black Isle Heritage Memories project reports that the site of the gallows is said to be at NH 60251 49678, a flat area below the summit of the hill. There is no known documentary evidence for the gallows apart from the placename. <2>
The GIS area encompasses the whole wood, although this must be treated as an approximate extent only.<3>
- <1> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-76. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
- <2> Text/Report: McCullagh, C. 09/2010. Black Isle Heritage Memories: Remembering your Community Avoch, Culbokie and Tore. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. Digital. T44.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6019 4992 (2142m by 2284m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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