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ECC 2.1 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 2.1 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

CAIRN (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
KERB CAIRN (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
MARKER CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Kerbed cairn

Location:

NB 38337 20934

Full description:

"The remains of this cairn are located on the slopes above the south-western shore of Eilean Chalium Cille. Measuring 2.5 metres in diameter it has a visible kerb surrounding a low mound that is crested at its centre by a tall stone and turf feature measuring up to 1 metre in height. This upstanding feature is likely to be a navigation cairn placed on top of an earlier (prehistoric) cairn. The overall feature is of a size and form similar to others seen to the east along the southern shores of Eilean Chalium Cille (2.2 and 2.3) that are likely to form the fragmentary remains of a ritual landscape dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages (2)." (Burgess 2004, 71)

References:

Chris Burgess, Northamptonshire Archaeology. 2004. Northamptonshire Archaeology Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of Eilean Chalium Chille and the Putative Site of the Seaforth Head Castle. Part No Loch Seaforth Head Gazeteer.

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: ECC 2.1 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144670
Grid Ref Northing: 920934
Grid Ref Easting: 138337
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31882