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Halch, n. Also: halech, halche, halcht, haulch(e, halgh. [OE. halh, healh, corner, nook. The later form is hauch.] = Hauch n.1Very common as the second element in place-name compounds, of which there are many early examples from the 14th and 15th centuries. 1165–1214 Liber Melros I. 55.
Landas & halghes ex aquilonali parte fluminis Ar [the River Ayr] quas voluerint excolere
c 1200 Rec. Kinloss Mon. 112.
Tertiam partem de halech de Dundurcus et tertiam partem piscarie ejusdem halech
c 1240 Facs. Nat. MSS. I. 29.
In illa parte … ipsius carte ubi … auus meus loquitur de landis, et de halchis
1373 Reg. Great S. (1814) 99/2.
De quadam pecia terre iacente inmediate iuxta aquam de Ethoyn que vocatur le Haulch
1375 Barb. xvi. 336 (E).
In the halche [C. hawch] of Lyntaile He gert thaim mak a fayr maner
1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 147.
The said cornis sawin in sindry placis in halchis
1456 Hay II. 8/14.
In this haulche
1460 Peebles B. Rec. 135.
Our landis … lyand … betuex the waterys on the swtht half of our sayd burgh, quhylkis is callyt our Commwn Halch
1494 Acta Conc. 328/1.
A parte of the landis of the halch of Tannadys
1586 Inverness B. Rec. I. 307.
The halcht and bus bewest the said burcht
1597 Brechin Test. I. 156.
Iohn Watt in the halche of Brechine

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