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Name:Geophysical survey - Kildonan, Eigg
Date:Jun-July 2012


A resistivity survey was carried out in 2012 at the traditional site of St Donan's Monastery, Kildonan, Eigg, under the direction of J Hunter. It was undertaken in Area C, the area of the oval graveyard at the south end of the site, to complement that originally carried out in 2008 (see EHG). The responses were badly distorted by burials, but it was possible to interpret parts of the sub-circular enclosure. However, the structural remains encountered in a subsequent excavation trench (Trench 5) were not apparent. Curiously, the data suggested the presence of a linear feature, presumably a wall aligned east/west, lying immediately to the south of the enclosure. <1>

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Fieldwork report  © John Hunter (File size: 4888 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 4890 8525 (35m by 41m)
Map Sheet:NM48NE
Civil Parish:SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Kildonan, Eigg

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hunter, J. 2012. Excavations at Kildonnan, Eigg 2012. Unaffiliated. Digital.

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MHG31370Cemetery - St. Donan's Chapel and Burial Ground, Kildonnan, Eigg (Monument)
MHG5687Church - St. Donan's Chapel and Burial Ground, Kildonnan, Eigg (Monument)

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