Rock, Valley

Area of origin

N England

Area of use

N England

Related terms

Gill, Ghyll, Cleuch, Cleugh, Clough, Gutterwash

A small steep-sided gully – usually formed by a waterfall or a fast flowing stream cutting down through rock. [P.D.]

Local name for such a feature – The Dungeon, Wirral; Dungeon Ghyll, Lake District


Colloquialism, a deep, dark, enclosed space.

Example locations

  • The Dungeon
    Heswall, Wirral

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Entry contributors:

Paul Dowman