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Lewis, Timsgarry

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Timsgarry

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 4039

Site Number NB03SE 2

NGR NB 0532 3368

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Uig
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB03SE 2 0532 3368.

(Area: 053 335) An irregularly shaped mound of unstratified sand, containing a considerable number of small boulders, lies at Sithean-na-h-Iolaire. It measures about 60' NE-SW by 40' transversely and rises to a height of 5'. Human bones have been thrown out from time to time by rabbits burrowing.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

This mound is a turf-covered sand dune at NB 0532 3368. An excavation by holiday makers has revealed a quantity of closely packed stones which is probably the remains of a cairn about 10.0m in dimater placed upon the summit of the dune. Several pieces of bone, apparently human, are scattered in the excavation but no trace of a cist or chamber has been revealed.

Local tradition asserts that this is the burial place of the crew of a wrecked ship.

Surveyed at 1/10,560

Visited by OS (R L) 28 June 1969.


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