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Coll, Cnoc Ghillbreidhe

Wall(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Coll, Cnoc Ghillbreidhe

Classification Wall(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 21711

Site Number NM26SW 15

NGR NM 2176 6078

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Coll
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM26SW 15 2176 6078.

There are traces of ancient walls, possibly of some kind of stronghold, on Cnoc Ghillibreidhe, a rocky hill near Gallanach. The name may refer to the Earl Gilli who resided in Coll c. 980-1014, or to one of his desendants. According to the local tradition a "noble family" occupied this part in ancient times, their seat being known as "Du-clach" - ? Dun-clach.

E Beveridge 1903.

Cnoc Gillibreidhe is situated at NM 2176 6078 but exhibits no traces of antiquity. The field at NM 2154 6075 is still known locally as "Du-clach. Ther have been no recent finds.

Visited by OS (I S S) 21 June 1972.

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