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Lewis, Breasclete, Cnoc Na H-inghinn A' Ruaidha

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Grave (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Lewis, Breasclete, Cnoc Na H-inghinn A' Ruaidha

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Grave (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 77945

Site Number NB23NW 11

NGR NB 2088 3581

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

NB23NW 11 2088 3581.

NB 2088 3581. There is a possible cairn comprising a stone setting of some 18 earthfast stones in a low grassy mound approximately 6m diameter.

It is located almost at the summit of a long ridge of smooth bedrock mostly covered by thin turf and heather. It is near the N end of the village of Breasclete and has an open view of East Loch Roag.

Some 5m to the NE there is a smaller setting about 2.1m by 1m of about

7 stones set on edge possibly outlining a boat-shaped grave. There is a depression in the grass between the two settings.

There is an associated legend that a boat came in with a dead red-haired maiden who was buried on this hilltop. Cnoc na h-Inghinna Ruaidha means The Hill of the Red-Haired Maiden.

M R Curtis and G R Curtis 1992.

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