MHG4345 - Burial ground, Ach-nan-Con, Glen Nevis

Summary

An 18th century burial ground in Glen Nevis.

Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(NN 1369 7022) Ach nan Con (Old Grave Yard) (NAT)
OS 6" map (1902)

Ach nan Con, a disused graveyard, average 40.0m E-W by 37.0m N-S, enclosed by a stone wall with full-grown trees along the inner side of it. There are several grave slabs and headstones lying about in disorder, also some unusually water-worn stones, no doubt used for marking interments.
Visited by OS (ASP) 16 July 1961

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

Martin Briscoe has uploaded images of this site to the Highland HER Flickr group. The images are also linked directly to this record, but follow the link to the Flickr group (at the bottom of this record) to see further information and comments. <1>

The Old Glen Nevis burial ground was located on a hillock called Tom-eas-an-t'slinnean, meaning either 'Knoll of the Shoulder Waterfall', 'Waterfall of the Shoulder' or 'Cascade of the Shoulder Hillock'. The burial place had not been used for a significant amount of time, except for the very infrequent interment of someone in an ancestral layer. This was a burial place of the old Cameron family of Glen Nevis as well as other old families of Lochaber. The grave stones dated to 1792 or earlier. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NN 1368 7023 (56m by 55m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NN17SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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