Blind Capul

Blind Capul PIT ANR C NO540020 1 374 0m

Blind Caple 1850s OS Name Book 80, 112
Blind Capul 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc blind + ? Sc cappel

‘Hidden horse’? Sc blind, applied to natural features, can mean ‘not patent to the sight, hidden, concealed’. CSD defines cappel as ‘horse, especially a cart- or work-horse’. SND (DSL) gives capul as a variant spelling. Presumably a horse-shaped rock on the coast, OS Name Book (80, 77) states that ‘It is seen only at low tide.’ It is almost certainly connected with the place called the *White Capul (lie Quhite-caple) (RMS v no. 2305), for which see PIT Introduction, Lands and Burgh.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3