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Tom Na Chisaig

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Tom Na Chisaig

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Feill-ma-chessaig; Callander

Canmore ID 24331

Site Number NN60NW 11

NGR NN 6266 0789

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Callander
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN60NW 11 6266 0789.

(NN 6266 0789) Tom ma Chisaig (NR)

OS 6" map, (1958)

A curious mound, very correctly circular in shape, with a level space at the top 120ft in circumference round the brink. Traditionally erected in memory of St Kessaig.

M Ferguson 1911.

An annual market called Feill-ma-Chessaig was held here in the early 19th century.

NSA 1845.

Flat-topped mote (castle mound) watching the bridge.

OS 6" map annotated by O G S Crawford 15 November 1938.

A regular, flat-topped mound, maximum height 5.0m. Mutilated on the SE by a modern path. Although the mound has the appearance of a motte, it is impossible to be certain without excavation. No additional information.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 9 October 1968.

NN 626 078. This conical mound stands 5m high and its level top is l0m in diameter. It is probably a motte.

RCAHMS 1979, visited August 1978

NSA 1845; G StelI 1972

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