MHG39621 - Cill Mhairi


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NM56NW 1 5312 6998.
Cill Mhairi (NR) (Remains) OS 6"map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1902)
See assoc. docs. File (photos).
J Aitken : 14/03/02.
Most of the gravestones are uninscribed; Donaldson found the head of a solid wheel cross there,
Name Book 1872; M E M Donaldson 1923.

The graveyard, known locally as Cill Mhairi, is still used, and the broken wheel cross survives.
Surveyed at 1:10,560. Visited by OS (N K B) 8 June 1970.

The surrounding dry-stone wall, which is of 19th-century date, encloses a sub-oval area measuring 37m from E to W by 27m from N to S, and may follow the line of an earlier boundary. The earliest identifiable tombstones are of 19th-century date.
In the burial-ground there is a fragment of a free-standing ringed cross which is at present used as a headstone. The ring measures 0.58m in diameter externally, and the undecorated shaft, which is broken off 0.50m below the head, is 0.09m in thickness.
RCAHMS 1980, visited 1972.

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Grid reference Centred NM 5312 6999 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM56NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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