Holymans Road

Holymans Road ~ ANR O NT655995 1

Holymans Road 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Neither OS Name Book or Eggeling gives any clue as to the derivation of the name. The OS form of the name is SSE; if Scots it would be halymans gate or the like. It may be an old name dating from the (late) medieval or early modern period, later Englished, or a fanciful antiquarian coining of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. Such names continued to be coined well into the twentieth century, e.g. Monks’ Brae (Eggeling 1985, 249).

It is described by OS Name Book as: ‘A hollow between two ridges of rocks heading from the Low Lighthouse to a little below the Pilots House’ (1, 8). It goes ‘under the bridge which carried McLeod’s Path’ to the Low Light (Eggeling 1985, 248).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3