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Loch A' Chlachain

Hermitage (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Loch A' Chlachain

Classification Hermitage (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Lake Of Lunnin

Canmore ID 13189

Site Number NH63SE 1

NGR NH 65 32

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Daviot And Dunlichity
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH63SE 1 65 32.

William the Lion, on his first visit to the north gave John the Hermit the island in the 'Lake of Lunnin' at the east'. 'Lunnin' is supposed to be Dunlichity, sometimes called 'Lunlichity'. The Gaelic name for the loch means 'Loch of the Church'. In the Chartulary of Moray are frequent references to a hermit's croft in Ardclach which is probably Daltra.

G Bain 1893.

There is no island now to be seen on "Loch a' Chlachain".

No further information was obtained.

Visited by OS (N K B) 10 March 1970.


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