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ECC 2.7/11 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 2.7/11 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

STONE SETTING? (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
KERB CAIRN? (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
CELL? (Medieval - 1266 AD to 1539 AD)
QUARRY? (Undated)
Stone setting of uncertain date and purpose

Location:

NB 38683 21257

Full description:

"Situated at the summit of an unnamed hill above the southern shores of Eilean Chalium Cille this structure consists of a semicircle of large boulders arranged around a low dip. Measuring 4 metres from west to east and 3 metres from north to south this site may have a number of interpretations, ranging from being the remains of a stone setting or a large kerbed cairn, through being the remains of a large cellular structure to being the site of a quarry. Without further investigation a more precise interpretation is impossible." (Burgess 2004, 79-80)

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 2.7/11 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Kerb Cairn
Period: Medieval (1266-1539 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144699
Grid Ref Northing: 921257
Grid Ref Easting: 138683
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31911