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Drimnin, Cnoc Mhicheil

Burial Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Drimnin, Cnoc Mhicheil

Classification Burial Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Drimnin House

Canmore ID 22315

Site Number NM55NE 9

NGR NM 55062 55243

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Morvern
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM55NE 9 55062 55243

For Drimnin House and related buildings, see NM55NE 10.00.

Tomb [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1974.

Burial-enclosure, Cnoc Mhicheil. At the highest point of an elongated rocky ridge some 400m W of Drimnin House, a low stone wall surmounted by iron railings encloses a free-standing reredos monument of simple design. This incorporates a marble panel commemorating Allan McLean, 5th of Drimnin, an officer in the Jacobite army at Culloden, who died in 1792.

RCAHMS 1980.

The tomb was restored just prior to 1914.

Argyll County Council 1914.

Monument to Allan McLean of Drimnin (died 1792) on a hill 0.4km NW [of the house].

J Gifford 1992.


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