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Monach Islands, Cladh Na Bleide

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Pin (Bronze)

Site Name Monach Islands, Cladh Na Bleide

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Pin (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Heisker Islands; Ceann Ear; North Uist

Canmore ID 9750

Site Number NF66SW 5

NGR NF 6447 6233

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish North Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF66SW 5 6447 6233

(NF 6447 6233) Cladh na Bleide (NR)

Burial Ground (Disused)

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904).

Faint traces of an old burial ground, called Cladh na Bleide, can still be seen upon Ceann Ear. This has been almost certainly associated with a former chapel, but no tradition seems to remain, although a slight wall is visible at the west base of a sandhill. This was evidently the find-spot of a bronze Celtic ring-headed pin (E Beveridge 1911 and PSAS 1859), now in the NMAS. (S Grieg 1940) (FC 138)

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1859; E Beveridge 1911; S Grieg 1940.

No trace of this burial ground or of a chapel is to be seen.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (W D J) 18 June 1965.


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