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ECC 2.3 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 2.3 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

CAIRN (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
KERB CAIRN? (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
Cairn

Location:

NB 38032 20933

Full description:

"Situated on the south-western side of Eilean Chalium Cille, at the top of the crest of the south facing slopes that run down to the shore of the island, the remains of this cairn survive as a low grassy mound measuring approximately 2 x 3 metres and standing to no more than 0.25 metres high. No stone can be seen on the surface, either around the feature's circumference or in its interior, so form and function cannot be clearly defined. Location, size and preservation suggest that it may be prehistoric in origin, perhaps belonging to the ritual landscape formed by kerbed cairns (2.1, 2.2, 2.4 etc) and standing stone (2.13)." (Burgess 2004, 73)

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 2.3 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
SMR Record ID: MWE144677
Grid Ref Northing: 920933
Grid Ref Easting: 138032
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31889