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Allt A Mhuilinn

Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Allt A Mhuilinn

Classification Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 23714

Site Number NN17SE 1

NGR NN 150 742

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN17SE 1 150 742.

(Area NN 150 742) A stone circle situated on the Nevis slope, at a height of 1200' at least, between Allt Coire an Lochain and Allt a Mhuilinn. "The circle stands near to and as if under, the shadow of a huge boulder heap lying to the S. Its position is exceedingly grand and wild. The upright stones are of fine grained mica schist, one being 3' and the other 3' 3" high. The stones of the circle are chiefly the granite porphyrites and felstone porphyrites of the neighbourhood, forming a row 3' broad. The diameter of the circle within the stones is about 28'.

J Duns 1882

A search of the slopes between the above mentioned rivers, from the base of the N face of Ben Nevis, at about 1750 feet OD, to below the 1100 foot contour, especially close to every large mound, revealed no feature that could answer to the above description. The slopes are littered with boulders many in clusters, but all lying in natural disarray.

Visited by OS (ASP) 19 July 1961

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