MHG4344 - Tom-Eas-an-t-Slinnean


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NN17SW 2 1205 7278.

(NN 1205 7278) Tom-Eas-an-t-Slinnean. Grave Yard (NAT)
OS 6" map (1874)

Near Glen Nevis House (NN 1272) on a mound to the S of the road, is a little burying ground called "Tom-eas-an-t-slinnean" (Knoll of the waterfall of the shoulder). Here lie the old Camerons of Glen Nevis, who bore the patronymic of MacSorlie, a branch of Clan Cameron now extinct. In a corner of the burial ground is an old iron coffin, or mort safe.
D B MacCulloch 1938 <1>

The burial place is still used for the descendents of those already interred there. The modern graveyard is a little further down the glen. The mort-safe could not be found.
Visited by OS (ASP) 14 July 1961

No change.
Visited by OS (NKB) 18 May 1970

'Lochaber and Skye Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855 Monumental inscription survey completed by Alastair G Beattie & Margaret H Beattie. The survey may not include inscription information after 1855 and each inscription transcribed does not give the full details that appear on the stones, abbreviations used. Some ommissions and inacuracies may be encountered. Published 1993. <2>

Photographs of the cemetery and a number of the gravestones were photographed by Martin Briscoe. The cemetery appears to be quite overgrown. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NN 1205 7278 (42m by 37m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN17SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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