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Camas Na H-annait, Eilean Mor, Crowlin Islands

Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Camas Na H-annait, Eilean Mor, Crowlin Islands

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 11607

Site Number NG63SE 1

NGR NG 6964 3472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Applecross
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG63SE 1 6964 3472.

On 'Croulin Beg' (called St. Rufus' Island on Thomson's map),(J Thomson 1832) according to Reeves, there is a church of which a fragment of walling 30ft. long and 1ft. high remains. No burial ground is evident but a green patch below the site is said to have been a garden. (W Reeves 1862)

Watson (W J Watson 1926) draws attention to the name 'Port na

h'Annaide' on Eilean Mor which suggests the site of an ancient chapel and/or burial ground.

W Reeves 1862; W J Watson 1926; J Thomson 1832.

There is no trace of a chapel on Eilean Beg (Croulin Beg), the only building on the island being a shieling-type structure at NG 6845 3572. On Eilean Mor, however, on a small plateau 50ft above and the W of Camus na h-Annait at NG 6964 3472, there are the remains of a building and enclosure similar to those described by Reeves who presuambly confused the islands.

Only the N side of the building can be traced as an overgrown bank 10.0m long, 1.3m wide, and 0.3m high, through which facing stones protrude. The enclosure, to the N, consists of a bank of earth and stones. The surrounding area shows signs of cultivation with clearance heaps, etc. Site surveyed at 1/10560.

Visited by OS (N K B) 29 April 1965.


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