MHG9925 - Tigh an Ab
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NC92SW 23 906 210.
NC 906210 'Tigh an Abb' now consists of indeterminate remains under turf (A D S Macdonald and L R Laing 1973), but is said to have been a long low monastic building with a steep roof of local grey flags (D Sage 1889). Only the foundation remained in 1840 (NSA (G S Taylor) 1841).
The name 'Tigh an Abb' - house of the abbot - may refer to the Abbot of Scone, of which Kildonan was a prebend. A small loch nearby was known as 'Loch-an-Abb' but this has now been drained and no trace remains (Information from OS (W D J) 2 June 1961).
The vicinity bears traces of abandoned 18/19th century activity but no indications of the foundation described above.
Visited by OS (J M) 8 Feburary 1977
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Scott, A B. 1906. 'S Donnan the Great and his Muinntir', Trans Scot Eccles Soc Vol. 1 1905-6, p.256-67. Trans Scot Eccles Soc. 256-67. 260.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15 (Sutherland), 148.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Sage, D. 1889. Memorabilia domestica: or parish life in the north of Scotland. 2nd ed.. 77-8.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Macdonald and Laing, A D S and L R. 1973. 'Early ecclesiastical sites in Scotland: a field survey, part II', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 102 1969-70, p.129-45. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 129-45. 135.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9060 2100 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7181 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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