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Skye, Tote, Skeabost

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Site Name Skye, Tote, Skeabost

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Snizort Beag

Canmore ID 11286

Site Number NG44NW 7

NGR NG 4140 4905

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG44NW 7 4140 4905

NG 4140 4905. Some 35.0m NW of a small croft on the E shore at the head of Loch Snizort Beag is a large, probably chambered, cairn measuring 31.0m NW-SE by 24.0m transversely and 3.2m high. It is composed of loose stones and although robbed is in good condition. It traditionally covers the slain of a battle between the Macleods and the Macdonalds; AD 1539 ( v. NG44NW 2). Although today the cairn is oval rather than round, this is almost cetainly due to slip along the NW-SE axis which is on the line of a small ridge

Visited by OS (C F W) 24 April 1961.


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