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Carraig Nam Marbh

Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Site Name Carraig Nam Marbh

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 22966

Site Number NM82SW 10

NGR NM 8316 2245

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilninver And Kilmelford
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM82SW 10 8316 2245.

(NM 8316 2245) Carraig nam Marbh (NAT)

OS 6"map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

A small rock from which, it is said, the bodies of the early Scottish kings, after being carried overland, were embarked to be sailed to Iona for burial. The name means "Rock of the Dead".

Name Book 1871.

No further information.

Visited by OS (R D) 18 November 1969.

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