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Iona, Tobar Na H- Aoise

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Iona, Tobar Na H- Aoise

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 21613

Site Number NM22NE 1

NGR NM 2839 2525

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM22NE 1 2839 2525

(Area: NM 283 252) Tobar na h-Aois (W Reeves) or Tobar na h-Aoise (A Ritchie and E Ritchie) on top of Dun I, is the'Well of Age', still associated with certain ceremonies.

W Reeves 1857; A Ritchie and E Ritchie 1934

NM 2839 2525. A natural water-filled depression. There is no trace of any stone structure.

Visited by OS (JP) 6 June 1972

Site recorded by AOC (Scotland) Ltd during an archaeological survey of the lands controlled by the National Trust for Scotland on Iona. This survey was conducted in late May and early April of 1996.

The full report of this survey has been deposited with both the local SMR and the NMRS.

NM 2840 2524 Triangulation point

Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland

T Rees 1996.

Activities

Field Visit (April 1996 - May 1996)

Site recorded by AOC (Scotland) Ltd during an archaeological survey of the lands controlled by the National Trust for Scotland on Iona. This survey was conducted in late May and early April of 1996.

The full report of this survey has been deposited with both the local SMR and the NMRS.

NM 2840 2524 Triangulation point

Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland

T Rees 1996

Field Visit (April 1996 - May 1996)

A naural / possibly artificial pool lies at the northern limit of the summit of Dun I. The pool is approximately 6.0m in diameter and sub-circular in plan. There are 'banks' retaining the water to the north and west which may be artificial. The pool is choked with weeds and is flanked on all other sides by outcropping bedrock.

(ION96 006)

Information from NTS (SCS) January 2016

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