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Battle Site (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Kilcalmkill

Classification Battle Site (Early Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 6499

Site Number NC80NW 15

NGR NC 85 09

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80NW 15 85 09.

Various tumuli lie scattered about in the vicinity of the site of St Columba's Chapel and it is generally believed that a battle was fought thereabout. There is a tradition in the neighbourhood that three Danish warriors with a considerable following entered this glen for the purpose of subduing the inhabitants but were completely defeated and one is said to have been slain at Killean and another at Kilbrare. Nothing is known about the date of this conflict.

Name Book 1879; J Mackay 1894; T Pennant 1776.

No further information. Any cairns in the area are field clearance heaps.

Visited by OS (E G C) 3 May 1964.


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