The Preaching Howe near Whithorn #History #Scotland

preaching-howe-whithornThe Preaching Howe near Whithorn

According to the OS Name book in 1848, the Preaching Howe is/or was:

‘a Small hollow between two rocks in an arable field near the farm of [High] Skeog it is traditionally Said to have derived its name from it being resorted to as a place of Divine worship probably during the [Restoration] persecution its an object of Small importance’

Both the Preaching Howe and the Gallows Tree near it (see above) no longer appear on the modern map.

Map of High Skeog

For more on the Covenanters in Wigtownshire, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on December 14, 2016.

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