Bell Rock

Bell Rock FAL R NO224077 1

Bell Rock 1850s OS Name Book 27, 58
Bell Rock 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Bell Rock 1956 OS 1:25000 First Series

Sc or SSE bell + Sc or SSE rock

OS Name Book (27, 58) explains the name thus: ‘A large projecting rock ... on which it is said the bell belonging to the Church at Kilgour was placed. This information I have received [?][65] from Mr Morgan, Kilgour’. It does stand near the old kirk, but generally speaking names containing bell refer to shape rather than function (see bell and clag in Elements Glossary PNF 5).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2