MHG29371 - Possible Pillar Capital, Dunvegan Castle


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Type and Period (1)

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

See also:
NG24NW0007 Castle
NG24NW0013 The Cottage
NG24NW0032 Gatepiers
NG24NW0034 Stables and sawmill
NG24NW0036 Walled garden and sundial
NG24NW0037 Laundry
NG24NW0040 Gardens
JHooper, 27/11/2001
Fragment of a carving, depicting a male face. Eyes open, clear carving remains of hair, beard and moustache. Piece is broken along bottom of face and to left and right of face. Flat on top of head, suggesting the piece once supported another stone/ arch. Appears 15th/16th century in date. Fine grey-white ? Sandstone?. Measurements (approx) - L: 105mm W: 100mm Thickness: 75mm.
Found North of "Dunvegan Castle", on beach, Skye. Found Feb. 1998.
Find held at IMAG.
J Aitken : 19/12/00.

NG 243 497
A fragment of a carved human head, found on the shore to the N of Dunvegan Castle. Medieval or later.
P Weeks 1999

Submitted to Treasure Trove 1998 (TT 84/98) and allocated to Inverness Museum. It is listed under Acc. No 2000.016 in the IMAG catalogue. <1>

Inverness Museum archive file include an approximate findspot location map and photos of the object. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 2430 4980 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG24NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

Finds (1)

  • Carved Stone (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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