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Desk Based Assessment

Date 20 April 1970

Event ID 676337

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


NN34SE 1 3805 4271.

NN 3805 4271. 'Tigh na Cailliche' (A L F Rivet, 1961) or 'Taigh-nam- Bodach' (Campbell 1888) is a simple pagan shrine.

Shielings in the area were in use until after 1782 and the inhabitants regularly thatched it. Within there were twelve stones resembling human beings, perhaps associated with St Meuran and his eleven disciples (Campbell 1888).

The biennial rethatching of the shrine continued down to the present century and is paralleled by early traditions of ritual at a temple in France (Ross 1967, 40).

Information from OS (DT) 20 April 1970.

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