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Cladh Langdale

Burial Ground (Early Medieval), Chapel (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Cladh Langdale

Classification Burial Ground (Early Medieval), Chapel (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 5651

Site Number NC64NE 1

NGR NC 6991 4520

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC64NE 1 6991 4520.

(NC 6991 4520) Cladh Langdale (NAT)

Burial Ground (NR)

OS 6" map, (1962)

An ancient burial ground, long disused by 1874, and presumably the site of the chapel mentioned by Authy 4 as existing at Langdale or Langwell. It is enclosed by a wall and none of the exposed tomb stones bear any markings of interest.

Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Name Book 1874; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

A roughly rectangular enclosure formed by a dry-stone wall revetting an elevated area. Only a few small stones, without markings, survive.

Visited by OS (J L D) 11 May 1960.

The burial ground measures overall 29.0 by 18.0m. Four recumbent slabs and a number of small boulder grave markers are evident, but none are inscribed. The name Cladh Langdale is still known locally.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 July 1978.

Scheduled as Cladh Langdale, burial ground and possible chapel site... in use in the Early Christian period and later.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 11 November 2003.

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