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Cnoc Eothail,Baille na Cille,burial ground and site of chapel

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.1946 / 58°11'40"N

Longitude: -7.0257 / 7°1'32"W

OS Eastings: 104805

OS Northings: 933882

OS Grid: NB048338

Mapcode National: GBR 9712.8Q0

Mapcode Global: WGW0L.19P8

Entry Name: Cnoc Eothail,Baille na Cille,burial ground and site of chapel

Scheduled Date: 27 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5363

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: burial ground, cemetery, graveyard

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

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

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of the site of a pre-Reformation Chapel (thought to have been called St Christopher's) within a walled burial ground.

The oval burial ground is raised on a knoll and measures 33m N-S by 40m E-W. The area is overgrown and it is difficult to locate the precise site of the chapel because of the confusion of rough stone grave markers. On the summit of the knoll, in the SE portion of the cemetery, there is a level area where two linear mounds at right

angles may represent wall footings. There is a plain stone font within this area.

The area to be scheduled is oval measuring a maximum of 33m N-S by 40m E-W to include the entire burial ground as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance in its own right as a significant field monument. It is an integral feature in the physical landscape and the focus of local legend and history dependant on its location and character. It preserves the remains of a medieval church. Important information relating to our understanding of the archaeology of the church or churches on the site and the length of time the site has been used for burial purposes may be available through research and by excavation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 03 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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