MHG646 - Execution Site, Gallow Hill
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Type and Period (2)
- EXECUTION SITE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- (Alternate Type) COMMEMORATIVE STONE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
(Name: ND 1055 6858) Gallow Hill (NAT)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
Gallow Hill: A slight eminence situated about half a mile W of Thurso. MacKay (1829) mentions: "There was a large stone on this hill at one time and it was erected to commemorate the hanging of the last two of the band of Highlandmen who took part in a skirmish in Thurso, between Donald Macalister, an Irishman who fought under Montrose, and the Thurso men. This affair happended on a Sunday in the year 1649".
Name Book 1872; R MacKay 1829.
No evidence of antiquity is to be seen on Gallow Hill.
Visited by OS (W D J) 17 April 1962.
The area is now covered by a housing scheme.
Visited by OS (J M) 24 September 1981.
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 92 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.
MacKay, R, 1829, History of the Clan MacKay, 28-9 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2458.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1049 6850 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8471 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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