Shambleton Hill

Shambleton Hill KLM R NO379230 1 351

    Shambleton Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Shambleton + SSE hill

In the early 1850s the OS sapper or surveyor wrote of Shambleton Hill: ‘I cannot obtain the derivation of the name’ (OS Name Book 43, 19); and 150 years later we are none the wiser. The same source informs us that it was ‘A Hill of the Estate of Kilmany, chiefly planted with larch, Fir and Forest trees’, the proprietor being J. Thompson Esq. of Charlton. Part of the Kilmany Estate. It is still heavily wooded. OS Pathf. also marks Shambleton Rocks at the west end of the hill, a name which appears also on OS 6 inch 1st edn: ‘This name applies to a ledge of rocks on the summit of the south Brae of Shambleton Hill. It is a well-known name. They are called Rocks, and not Craigs’ (OS Name Book 43, 19).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4