MHG54541 - Eigg, Eilean Chathastail


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NM48SE 62 48634 82932.
The burial enclosure of Robert Thomson, former laird of Eigg, stands at the S end of Eilean Chathastail, on the highest point on the island. It measures 4.9m in length by 4.3m in breadth over rubble walls 1.9m high and surmounted by iron railings. Five steps lead up into the interior where there is a concrete grave cover with a polished marble inscription plaque. The inscription reads:
‘In memory of Robert Lawrie Thomson, of Strathaird, Eigg and Muck, who died on 22nd December 1913, aged 72 years’.
Thomson owned of Eigg from 1896 until his death, and was buried on the island according to his wishes, within sight of his three properties.
EIGG01 106
Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 23 April 2001
Dressler 1998 <1>

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Grid reference NM 4863 8293 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NM48SE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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