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Ardslignish, burial ground 320m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6774 / 56°40'38"N

Longitude: -5.9791 / 5°58'44"W

OS Eastings: 156361

OS Northings: 761041

OS Grid: NM563610

Mapcode National: GBR CCM2.82K

Mapcode Global: WGZCV.4F2C

Entry Name: Ardslignish, burial ground 320m SW of

Scheduled Date: 23 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7780

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: burial ground, cemetery, graveyard

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument comprises a burial ground of medieval or post-medieval date. The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 50m OD. It consists of a D-shaped enclosure, defined by a natural rock face on the NE, and elsewhere defined by a turf covered bank measuring approximately 2m wide at base.

The enclosed area measures about 37m NE-SW by some 26m transversely and contains a number of upright stones which may be grave-markers. In the W part of the enclosure there is a wall measuring about 10m E-W, which may have formed part of a building. The burial ground is by tradition associated with St Ciaran.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. The area is defined by a circle 60m in diameter, centred on the burial ground, and is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of medieval and post-medieval funerary practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NM 56 SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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