Gallowhill

Gallowhill KWY S NO349037 1 373 135m SOF

Gallow Hill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Gallowhill 1845 NSA ix, 378 [‘Miss Lundin, proprietor of Auchtermairnie and Gallowhill’]
Gallowhill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
East Gallowhill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [= OS Pathf. Easter Gallowhill]

Sc gallow + Sc hill

‘Hill where the gallows stand or stood’. Its position on a principal road out of the village is typical of places of judicial killing.

    At the foot of the hill on which Gallowhill lies, Ainsle/Fife shows a settlement called Hillfoot (c.NO345035).

    See also Easter Gallowhill.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2