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Benbecula, Balivanich, Tobar Chaluim Chille

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Benbecula, Balivanich, Tobar Chaluim Chille

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 9971

Site Number NF75SE 3

NGR NF 7820 5475

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NF75SE 3 7820 5475.

For Teampall Chaluim Chille (NF 7822 5490), see NF75SE 2.

(Area NF 781 547). Tobar Chaluim Chille, Ballivanich, Benbecula, lies about 200 yards south by west of the teampull (NF75SE 2) on slightly higher ground. A small cairn, about 12ft wide and 3ft high, impinges on the south side. It is built of stones carried there as votive offerings by people who came to drink the water.

RCAHMS 1928.

NF 7820 5475. This well is almost obscured by the cairn which encroaches upon it from all sides except the NW. Here, only a small pool of water is evident.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J T T) 27 May 1965.


Field Visit (26 July 1924)


The well known as Tobar Chaluim Chille lies about 200 yards south by west of the Teampull on slightly higher ground. Impinging on the south side of the well is a small cairn, about 12 feet wide and 3 feet high, composed of stones carried there as votive offerings by people who came to drink of the water.

South Uist xliv.

Visited by RCAHMS 26 July 1924.


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