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> SHG23871 Text/Correspondence: Swan, P. 2008-9. Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area. Yes. Digital.
- <2> SHG23872 Text/Manuscript: Swan, P. Gallows Hill. Yes. Digital.
- <3> SHG23809 Image/Photograph(s): Swan, P. 2008-11. Photographs of various HER sites submitted by Paul Swan. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- <4> SHG23934 Image/Drawing: Swan, P. 2008. Annotated maps of Lochcarron area. Yes.
- <5> SHG23887 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|
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