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Lismore, Clach Na H'eala, Clachan

Sanctuary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lismore, Clach Na H'eala, Clachan

Classification Sanctuary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Moluag's Cathedral

Canmore ID 23090

Site Number NM84SE 17

NGR NM 8609 4342

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Argyll And Bute)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM84SE 17 8609 4342

See also NM84SE 5.

(NM 8609 4342) Cross (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A granite boulder roughly in the form of a cross stands about 60 metres south of the east wall of St Moluag's cathedral (NM84SE 5). It is 0.8 metres in height and in width it is 0.6 metres at the base and 0.4 metres at the top. The stone is called Clach na h-eala (the stone of the swan) and is supposed to have marked a boundary in connection with certain rights of sanctuary.

RCAHMS 1975, visited June 1970.

As described. Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 9 November 1971.


Field Visit (10 July 1943)

Cross-shaft, Clachan.

In the field across the road from the burying-ground stands the broken shaft of a granite cross now only 2 ft. 3 in. high but 9 in. thick. The shaft proper is 1 ft. 4 in. wide but the base is 1 ft. 10 in. The S face has been dressed smooth and the back is rough.

Visited by RCAHMS 10 July 1943


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