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 (at some time))
- None recorded
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>
<1> Swan, P, 2008-9, Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area (Text/Correspondence). SHG23871.
<2> Swan, P, Gallows Hill (Text/Manuscript). SHG23872.
<3> Swan, P, 2008-11, Photographs of various HER sites submitted by Paul Swan (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23809.
<4> Swan, P, 2008, Annotated maps of Lochcarron area (Image/Drawing). SHG23934.
<5> Black, 1862, Extract from Blacks new large map of Scotland 1862 (Image/Map). SHG23887.
- <1> Text/Correspondence: Swan, P. 2008-9. Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area. Yes. Digital.
- <2> Text/Manuscript: Swan, P. Gallows Hill. Yes. Digital.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s): Swan, P. 2008-11. Photographs of various HER sites submitted by Paul Swan. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- <4> Image/Drawing: Swan, P. 2008. Annotated maps of Lochcarron area. Yes.
- <5> Image/Map: Black. 1862. Extract from Blacks new large map of Scotland 1862. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 83788 40875 (40m by 40m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|