The Covenanters’ Watch Hill near Sanquhar

Knockenhair aka Watch HillKnockenhair © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse.

According to the OS name book for Sanquhar parish:

‘A high hill on the farm of Knockenha[ir] from which it bears its name, but is sometimes called the Watch Hill. from its having been used in the time of the persecution for that Purp[ose.] This Hill derives its Name from the circumstance of one Hair being at one time Proprietor thereof.’

Map of Knockenhair/’Watch Hill’

For other Covenanter sites in Sanquhar parish, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 11, 2014.

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