Foulhugger

Foulhugger CRA S NO616088 1 35m

Foulhugger 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc foul + Sc hogger

‘Dirty hogger’. Sc hogger, sometimes hugger, is defined as ‘a coarse stocking without a foot’; also ‘an old sock-foot worn as a slipper, or over a shoe on icy roads to prevent slipping’ (CSD). The name is probably a humorous reference to the dirty or muddy ground which must have been a characteristic of this place. There is also a field called Foulhogger shown on the 1786 ‘Plan of the Kelly Estate’, Kellie CBE (RHP2153).

Foulhugger is shown as Fulhoggar on OS 1:10,000 map (2006).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3