MHG39255 - Poll A Bathaid (Drowning Pool), Logie Easter

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Type and Period (1)

  • DUCKING POND (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Marked and named on 1st ed OS to N of Logie House.
PNoR&C: Drowning Pool nr the Free Church Manse. This was the drowning pool of the Baronry of Nigg. The Hanging Hill is near it - HAW 06/2005

Men found guilty of criminal acts would be hanged about a mile from Delny on the Gallows Hill or Cnoc na croich and the female criminals were drowned in a deep pool, the Poul a bhaidh, on top of the Gallows Hill. The 1790 statistical account mentions the recollection of a man who died in 1750. He recalls the last use of the pool for the execution of a woman convicted of child murder. Another drowning pool is thought to be located in the vicinity of Milton, now known as the laundry pool. <1>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7770 7560 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH77NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOGIE EASTER

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