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Skye, Kildonan Graveyard

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Church (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Kildonan Graveyard

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Church (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 11139

Site Number NG35SE 1

NGR NG 3517 5388

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Duirinish
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG35SE 1 3517 5388.

(NG 3517 5388) Grave Yard (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

The last of the big missions associated with Candida Casa, the ancient community of St. Ninian, while it still remained part of the Celtic Church, left its gates c.AD 580, under Donnan Mor, St. Donnan the Great, an Irish Pict. One of his church foundations was Kill-Donnan, at Lyndale, Skye. Not listed by RCAHMS.

A B Scott; J A MacCulloch 1948; Visited by OS (C F W) 5 December 1960.

No trace of the church or graveyard is to be found.

At the site indicated is an enclosure containing four ruined houses within, and one without, still known locally as the graveyard.

Visited by OS (A S P) 1 June 1961.


Field Visit

The survey of the townships of Kildonan and Fanks aimed to record the physical remains of human activity of all periods and if possible identify the chapel site mentioned in the NMRS records which is thought to have given the township its name. The emphasis was to record the archaeology of the area before new development erases the traces of the lives and labours of those who came before.

Information from The Association of Certificated Field Archaeologist.


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