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Killygorman (Court Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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13th February 2019ce

Killygorman (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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13th February 2019ce

Edergole (Court Tomb) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Aghagashlan (Court Tomb) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Garway Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

St Weonard's Tump (Artificial Mound) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Wychbury Hill (Hillfort) — Miscellaneous

Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?

Those visiting who pass the otherwise anonymous obelisk next to the fort might notice the old graffiti "Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?" painted on the base.

Rather macabrely, it relates to the discovery by four children in 1943 of the skeletonised remains of a women placed inside a tree in nearby Hagley Wood (not the hillfort, thankfully). The murder remains unsolved.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F
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9th February 2019ce

Aghadrumgowna or Calf Field (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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9th February 2019ce

Mayo (Portal Tomb) — Images

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9th February 2019ce

Chapel Carn Brea (Entrance Grave) — Images

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9th February 2019ce

Knockatudor (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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9th February 2019ce

Cnoc Seannda (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

Finlaggan and the Lordship
Recollections of a Golden Age in a Hallowed Place by Dan Casey


https://www.islayinfo.com/finlaggan_clan_donald.html
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2019ce

Loch Finlaggan, Islay
Archaeologists confirm John Michell's research
Bob Trubshaw


http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/finlaggn.htm
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2019ce

Tayandock (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The last stop of a busy day which started by getting battered at Frachdale led to a gentler afternoon ending at Tayandock.

Sadly the standing stone, which would have 1.5m tall, has fallen.

Leave the A847 taking the minor road Borichill Mor, pass Tayandock Farm and site is just before the corner which veers north. No sign of the chapel.

Visited 1/8/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2019ce

Uiskentuie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Another tremendous site, more stunning views and another gigantic standing stone on Islay, this time at Uiskentuie.

It stands at 3m tall with no markings except for the lichen giving the stone a stately person type look.

Easy parking on the main road, up a wee hill, through a couple of gates, job done.

Visited 1/8/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2019ce

Port Charlotte (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

From Cultoon we headed south to the beautiful village of Portnahaven before heading north east towards Port Charlotte. Just the the south of the village pull in the campsite. Whoever constructed the football pitch, campsite and restaurant should congratulated on doing a cracking job. Good to see some children taking interest in the site when we arrived, as soon as I started looking and taking photographs they asked questions, Aberdeenshire kids from Insch, very intelligent :-)

The site does seem to be looked after slightly better than in the past and it was litter free.

Canmore Description

This chambered cairn is situated in a field at the edge of the raised beach 750m SW of Port Charlotte; the chamber and much of the cairn were excavated between 1976 and 1979, and the following account makes use of the interim report and further information supplied by the excavators (Peirpoint and Harrington 1978). The cairn, which is aligned NNE and SSW, measures 22m in breadth and is now about the same length, but the SSW end has been destroyed, and it would originally have been much longer. The chamber, at the NNE end, is entered from the centre of a concave facade of which only the stump of one stone and a fallen second stone now remain. Immediately in front of the entrance there was a pit, some 0.6m deep, from the bottom of which charcoal provided a radiocarbon date of ad 90+- (HAR-2405), but this may have been a result of contamination. The large slab in front of the entrance has been erected as if to form a portal stone. The sill-stone, only part of which is shown on plan (RCAHMS plan A), is 0.8m long, 0.23m thick and 1.16m high, and was held in position by two jamb-stones; the septal stone is 0.9m long, 0.96m high and 0.15m thick. The second compartment (1.5m long and 1.3m broad) comprises two massive side-slabs up to 0.9m high supported from behind by large slabs, which can be seen protruding through the cairn material. The third compartment has been destroyed, and the fourth is now represented only by the W side-slab. The missing slabs appear to have been removed for use as culvert-covers in the last century, but the slots from which they had been removed were discovered in the course of excavation.

Now I liked this site, tremendous views to Kintra and Bowmore as well as the nearby hills, which hopefully will see my feet reasonably soon.

Visited 1/8/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2019ce
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