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Traigh Bhan

Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Traigh Bhan

Classification Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Sailor's Grave

Canmore ID 150403

Site Number NR76SW 42

NGR NR 7020 6394

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish South Knapdale
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR76SW 42 7020 6394

A gravestone was recorded during survey of Kilberry and Coulaghailtro farm by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division in 1999 (Survey site 16). The stone is on machair, immediately adjacent to the shore. It is trapezoidal in shape, bearing at the top the legend "A Sailor's Grave" and lower down on the same side the name "A. Henderson". A Henderson was the mason and the grave is that of a sailor cast up on the beach in the 1840s (M Campbell, pers comm).

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