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ECC 8.3 Eilean Chalium Cille - CAIRN (Undated), MARKER CAIRN (Undated)

ECC 8.3 Eilean Chalium Cille - CAIRN (Undated), MARKER CAIRN (Undated)

Summary:

CAIRN (Undated)
MARKER CAIRN (Undated)
Navigation cairn

Location:

NB 38970 21519

Full description:

"Situated just to the south of the summit of the high ground at the south-eastern corner of Eilean Chalium Cille the remains of this irregular cairn measures 1 x 1.2 metres and stand to a maximum height of 0.5 metres. Though the fringes of the structure are heavily overgrown with turf there is definitely no sign of a kerb that might indicate that this feature belongs to the group of ritual monuments (2) recorded on the west and south sides of the Eilean Chalium Cille. The location and surviving size of this structure suggest that its puropose is that of navigation, similar to the cairn seen 300 metres east on the southern side of Cnoc Mor." (Burgess 2004, 94-95)

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 8.3 Eilean Chalium Cille - CAIRN (Undated), MARKER CAIRN (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
SMR Record ID: MWE144729
Grid Ref Northing: 921519
Grid Ref Easting: 138970
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31941