Chapel

Chapel DGY S NT168859 1 394 100m

Chaple 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Chapel 1828 SGF
Chapel 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc chapel

‘Chapel’. There is a Chapel of Whithill 1636 RMS x no. 166, but Whitehill is across the parish boundary in ABO. However, since the farm-steading of Chapel DGY lies on the parish boundary, the farm is probably named from this chapel of Whitehill. OS Name Book 131, 14 (1853 × 1856) states: ‘It is said that a Chapel formerly stood in the immediate locality [of Chapel farm], but there is no remnant or (sic) can any valid information be obtained regarding it.’

On the 1756 plan of Fordell Estate (RHP3800) the field-name Killmede is recorded immediately west of Chapel farm (as marked on the OS Pathf.). While it is tempting to see this name as containing G cill ‘church’, given the presence of a chapel in the vicinity, this is unlikely for several reasons, not least because such names usually enter the record in the medieval period. It more likely derives from a Sc kil(n) ‘kiln’, which often appears in place-names as Kil-, and Sc mede a reduced form of Sc meedie ‘meadow’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1