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Loch Chaluim Chille, Skye

Spur (Bronze)

Site Name Loch Chaluim Chille, Skye

Classification Spur (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Monkstadt

Canmore ID 11183

Site Number NG36NE 10

NGR NG 378 687

NGR Description Centred at NG378 687

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG36NE 10 centred

378 687.

Found when Monkstadt Loch was drained (Loch Chaluim-Cille, drained 1763 and 1824) some 30 years ago: a chased and jewelled, bronze spur of prob. 11th or 12th century date; it closely resembles one figured at p.104 of Fiarholts 'Costume in England', which is described as having beeen of the kind used in tournaments (J A Smith 1862).

It was exhibited at the Archaeol Inst. in 1845 by a Robert Cole Esq. of 14 Tokenhouse-Yard, London. (Anon 1845)

Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960.


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