Gallow Hill

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Alternative Names Cholera Burial Ground
Canmore ID 15372
Site Number NH89SW 5
NGR NH 8025 9017
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District SUTHERLAND
Former County SUTHERLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH89SW 5 8025 9017.

(NH 8025 9017) Gallow Hill (NAT) Cholera Burial Ground (A.D. 1832)
OS 6" map, (1907)

Gallow Hill - A small eminence being a natural feature covered with wood so called from its being at one time a place of execution. A little to the north of this hill is a small enclosure which was used as a burying ground in the year 1832 for the burial of persons dying of cholera.
Name Book 1873.

An upright stone pillar of rectangular section, 1.5m high, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick at NH 8031 9019, is reputed locally to mark the site of the gallows. (Published as "post" on OS map.)
All that survives at the burial ground is one grave-stone dated 1833 at NH 8038 9021.
No enclosure wall is evident.
Visited by OS (A A) 23 March 1971.

Books and References

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No. 9, 23 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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