1) To suspend an object, in this case to attach a gate in a way that allowed it to swing easily.
1482 a new box of silver gilted to hing the blissed Sacrament in, Halsham
1542 for a lampe to hynge befor the roide in Skipwith churche
1585 that Thomas Barber ... do make the fall gate and the two Mylne gates, also kepe the same better hanged than they nowe be, Dewsbury
1608 for not hinginge a yeat, Malham
1670 founde a forequarter of mutton hinging in a tree, Thurgoland
1726 ordered to hing or cause to be hunge up this order in some public place, Thirsk. The participle ‘hinging’ was common in minor place-names: 1317 hingandestane, Stockeld
1571 Hynganroyde, Hebden Bridge.