MHG43091 - Cnoc an Teampuill


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  • BURIAL GROUND (Undated)

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NH56SE 11 5877 6367.
Cnoc an Teampuill (NR) OS 1:10,000map, (1971)

Cnoc an Teampuill is an old burial ground, but there is no tradition of a church. Name Book 1875.

Cnoc an Teampuill (name verified) consists of an oval stony mound, overgrown with nettles, which is situated in an arable field on a gentle SE facing slope. It measures 21m E-W by 18m N-S and is 1.5m high. Stones cleared from adjoining fields have been piled onto mound, these include a numher of large slab-like stones now lying on surface of mound.
The field is called Churchyard Field, and burial ground tradition still survives, but there is considerable doubt as to its classification. No information regarding a church or chapel can be found, and feature is undoubtedly "mound-like", though this effect is accentuated by ploughing to its base, and addition of unknown quantities of stone clearance. On balance it is more likely to be a burial cairn.
Visited by OS (N K B) 20 December 1976.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5876 6367 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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