MHG11920 - Cladh Eilean Choraidh


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Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC45NW 5 4218 5825.

(Name: NC 4218 5825) Cladh Eilean Choraidh (NR) (Site of Grave Yard) OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1908)

The name signifies "Burying Ground of the Heron Island", and applies to part of An Corr Eilean which was used as a graveyard when the island was populated. It is long disused, as the site only remains. Name Book 1872.

NC 4228 5828. At this site, on a sheltered shelf to N of a low rock face on E side of Eilean Choraidh, is a vague enclosure and ruined building. The enclosure is approximately circular measuring 19m in diameter with walling 1m thick and 0.2m high. W of, and contiguous with enclosure are footings of a rectangular building measuring internally some 15m N-S by 3m transversely, with walling of similar dimensions to the enclosure. There are traces of another wall to W. The complex may be the site of the graveyard.
Visited by OS (W D J) 3 June 1959; Visible on RAF air photographs 106G.Scot.UK73: 4177-8

There is no trace of a graveyard on Eilean Choraidh. The form of the rectangular building and contiguous enclosure described by the previous field investigator is more of a dwelling and stackyard. No local information.
Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NC 4217 5825 (200m by 200m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC45NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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