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ECC 2.14 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 2.14 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

CAIRN (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
KERB CAIRN (Early Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 4001 BC)
Kerbed cairn

Location:

NB 38909 21242

Full description:

"Situated just below the summit of an unnamed knoll above the southern shores of Eilean Chalium Cille, on its south facing slopes, the remains of this cairn measure 2.5 x 2.5 metres and stand to a maximum height of 0.5 metres. Situated on a prominent knoll on the hill slope, much of the extent of this cairn has become covered with turf. While much of the bulk of the stone has been removed from the interior of this structure, the remains of a kerb are still visible at the outer extents of its circumference. This cairn is similar in form to many of the other kerbed cairns located across the southern slopes of Eilean Chalium Cille, both in size and form." (Burgess 2004, 92)

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 2.14 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
SMR Record ID: MWE144723
Grid Ref Northing: 921242
Grid Ref Easting: 138909
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31935