MHG5515 - Eilean Nan Craobh


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NN07NE 5 0897 7633.

(NN 0897 7633) Eilean Nan Craobh (NAT) (Tree Island)
OS 6"map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1904)

On Tree Island in Loch Eil, opposite Corpach, the Locheil Chiefs had a family residence during the 16th and 17th centuries. In Macfarlane's Geographical Collections it is stated that in Loch Eil "there is little islands and the Laird and his Superiors of the country doeth dwell in one of them, having but timber houses builded thereintill" There are several charters in existence signed by Alan, the 15th Chief, on 'Island of Loch Eil"
D B MacCulloch 1938; W Macfarlane 1906-8.

There is now no trace of a dwelling on Tree Island.
Visited by OS (A C) 19 July 1961

No change.
Visited by OS (N K B) 11 May 1970.

Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group.<1>

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Grid reference Centred NN 0896 7633 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN07NE
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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