Here are my thoughts on Chapelton. It’s curious, it seems Chapelton Row etc. was a planned settlement for various trades – smith, joiners, perhaps others, but I don’t see any obvious reason why it’s there, if there is any history it would be fascinating to know more about it.
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This topic was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by John Shields.
Good afternoon Alan, really interesting, thanks again. My only comment would relate to Knockmulloch. As I understand it G mullach is the top of something, a hill, roof and so on, eg mullach na beinne. Gives rise to place-names like The Mulloch, the name of two prominent though low elevation hills on the edges of each of Dalry and New Galloway. The construction Cnoc-mullaich would suggest ‘hill of a top’ which is a bit odd? Would you perhaps have been thinking of Cnoc Maolach (an adjective coming from maol, bald?) I think this is more likely.