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