Township: Crossapol

Map Reference: Crossapol 13

Name Type: boundary wall

Meaning: The big Crosapol wall

Other Forms: Gàrradh Mòr na Ruighe - Donald 'Dubh' MacLean, Kenovay, 12/2015

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Information:The wall in Crossapol was built by crofters’ forced labour, maorlanachd. The factor was in Vaul and told one old man to go to Crossapol that day to do his work. The crofter refused, saying he had seed to plant. “If you don’t go,” said the factor, “You’ll have no croft to plant seeds in.” Lachie MacKinnon, Parkhouse, 9/2011.
The soldiers in 1886 thought the crofters were hiding behind it - AMcF.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair MacFadyen, Crossapol, 4/1994