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Stac Dhomnuill Chaim, fortified promontory, Mangersta

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.1707 / 58°10'14"N

Longitude: -7.0997 / 7°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 100262

OS Northings: 931553

OS Grid: NB002315

Mapcode National: GBR 87V4.4W7

Mapcode Global: WGW0J.XWCM

Entry Name: Stac Dhomnuill Chaim, fortified promontory, Mangersta

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5327

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: fort (non-prehistoric)

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of a naturally fortified rock stack utilised as a refuge in the early 17th century by the Uig warrior, Donald Cam Macaulay. The rock is called Stac Dhomnaill Chaim. The promontory is c.30m high. The summit, under 15m long, supports the footings of a dwelling orientated SW-NE, measuring 5.5m by 3m. The site is approached by descending into a deep ravine which connects with the promontory by a narrow neck of land which is defended by a wall 1.5m thick.

On the mainland cliff between the stack and a rocky outcrop is an artificial gathering of boulders arranged in a circle. The diameter is approximately 4m. The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 200m NE-SW by 100m NW-SE to include the fortified promontory, the dwelling and the boulder feature, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a significant field monument and a site that is of considerable interest to scholars of local tradition and late Scottish Medieval history. The area may also contain evidence of earlier prehistoric occupation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB 03 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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