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ID:EHG3789
External Ref:KIL12
Name:Archaeological Survey - Kilmory Burial Ground, Rum
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:July 2012

Description

An archaeological survey was undertaken by RoCAS in association with WCAS on 21 July 2012 on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage at Kilmory burial ground and settlement, Rum. Recommendations for the restoration of the stone wall around the burial ground and the construction of steps over the said wall were made. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Decorated early Christian slab (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesCowan headstone (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesCowan headstone (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesBurial ground (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking over part of the Kilmory settlement (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesBurial ground, settlement and rig and furrow cultivation (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the tumble in NE corner of the wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesClose-up showing wall edge (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesClose-up showing wall edge (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesClose-up showing wall edge (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesClose-up showing wall edge (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNE corner of the perimeter wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the tumble in NE corner of the wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the tumble in NE corner of the wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTumble in the SE corner of the wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTumble in the SE corner of the wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the NE-facing wall edge at the SE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the SW-facing wall edge at the SE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShowing the SW-facing wall edge at the SE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWhole perimeter wall - working in a clockwise direction from the SSE corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW corner starting to tumble (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the N wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the N wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the N wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the W wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesInner face of the wall in the NW corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the S wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking along the top of the E wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesErosion steps in bank on SE corner above tumble (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesErosion steps in bank on SE corner above tumble (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSmall cairn with facing stone (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSmall cairn with facing stone (photo by Lynn Fraser )  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGravestones - cross-slab next to the small scale (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGravestones (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGravestones (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGravestones (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesEntrance of house eroding into stream (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse close to stream (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouses (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouses (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouses (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse eroding into stream (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse eroding into stream (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesBuilding erosion (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLarge building at base of escarpment (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesHouse (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesBuilding footings located on the opposite side of the stream to Kilmory (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking towards the burial ground (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking towards the burial ground (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWall at the base of the escarpment (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWall at the base of the escarpment (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 3984 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 3618 0364 (150m by 214m)
Map Sheet:NG30SE
Civil Parish:SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Kilmory, Rum

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S. and Fraser, L.. 2012. Kilmory Burial Ground, Isle of Rum: Archaeological Survey: Report and Written Scheme of Investigation. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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