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Islay, Kepolls

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Kepolls

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37683

Site Number NR36NE 13

NGR NR 3816 6590

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR36NE 13 3816 6590.

(NR 3816 6591) Burial Ground (NR)

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

'An ancient place of interment now disused. ...It is believed to have been first used as a place of interment at least as early as the 14th century but no definite information is obtainable.'

Name Book 1878.

This burial ground, banked up against the slope measures 21.0m NE-SW by 16.0m and is oval on plan. It is bounded on the NW by the natural up-slope; on the rest of the periphery in remnants of an earth and stone bank, best preserved in the NW quarter where it is 0.6m high and 2.0m broad. Centrally within is some surface stone, apparently living rock, traditionally said to be the grave of a single-eyed, single-toothed woman who swam across from Ireland. There is no evidence of a chapel.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 9 June 1978.

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