MHG51298 - Gallows Hill (Cnoc na Croiche), Kishorn


Oral history indicates that this hill was connected with Courthill, being the site of the gallows during the medieval period.

Type and Period (1)

  • GALLOWS (In use, Medieval to 16th Century - 1058 AD to 1600 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The following information was supplied by a local researcher, Paul Swan: 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, there was the ½ mile uphill trudge to Gallows Hill, where presumably sentence was carried out. <1>-<4>

Gallows Hill is named on Blacks new large map of Scotland 1862. <5>

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Grid reference Centred NG 83788 40875 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG84SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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