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TITLE
Christian cross slabs, Cladh a' Bhile, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0416
PLACENAME
Cladh a' Bhile
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: South Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10198
KEYWORDS
Early Chistian crosses
Cladh a' Bhile
Ellary
Loch Caolisport
monasteries
cross
monastery
Christian cross slabs, Cladh a' Bhile, Knapdale

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows early Christian cross slabs in the burial ground of Cladh a' Bhile, near Ellary by the side of Loch Caolisport in Knapdale, Argyll. Cladh a' Bhile means 'burial ground of the sacred tree' and the cemetery may have been an early monastic site.



The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban





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Christian cross slabs, Cladh a' Bhile, Knapdale

ARGYLL: South Knapdale

20c

Early Chistian crosses; Cladh a' Bhile; Ellary; Loch Caolisport; monasteries; cross; monastery

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows early Christian cross slabs in the burial ground of Cladh a' Bhile, near Ellary by the side of Loch Caolisport in Knapdale, Argyll. Cladh a' Bhile means 'burial ground of the sacred tree' and the cemetery may have been an early monastic site.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> This image can be purchased.<br /><br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /><br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.