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St Kilda, Claigeann an Tigh Faire, platform and cleitean

A Scheduled Monument in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.8103 / 57°48'36"N

Longitude: -8.5971 / 8°35'49"W

OS Eastings: 8453

OS Northings: 899189

OS Grid: NF084991

Mapcode National: GBR 5852.P2H

Mapcode Global: WGQX0.XYBG

Entry Name: St Kilda, Claigeann an Tigh Faire, platform and cleitean

Scheduled Date: 28 June 1972

Last Amended: 21 May 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3197

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises a prehistoric platform, presumed to be the base for a house structure, and a large and diverse range of small cleitan (small drystone buildings used for storage). It also includes the Lover's Stone, where St Kildan men traditionally demonstrated their bravery and prowess as fowlers to the women.

The monument was first scheduled in 1972, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains: the present rescheduling rectifies this.

The remains described are located immediately SE of the summit of Claigeann an Tigh Faire, extending SE between the cliff edge and the dyke at the top of Gleann Mor.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan, and measures c.350m from NW to SE by 75m transversely, as marked on the attached map. It includes the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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