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TITLE
Cladh Chiarain, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0514_AT
PLACENAME
Camas nan Geall
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
DATE OF IMAGE
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
10420
KEYWORDS
Camas nan Geall
Ardnamurchan
standing stones
burial grounds
forts
Cladh Chiarain
standing stone
burial ground
fort
Cladh Chiarain, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

This photograph shows the burial ground called Cladh Chiarain at the ruined settlement of Camas nan Geall, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The two headstones against the wall date from the 18th century and are of the Campbells of Ardslignish. Beside the burial ground (far left) is a cross-inscribed standing stone.

Traditionally, the ground is attributed to St Ciaran mac an t-Saeir who is said to be buried there. Within the burial ground are three 18th-century funerary monuments and it may be that the burial ground was created for the Roman Catholic members of the family of Campbell of Ardslignish. The standing stone has not been shaped and may have been erected in the Bronze Age and subsequently carved with several motifs including an animal and a Latin cross. Other ancient monuments in the area include a chambered cairn, about 90 metres north of the burial ground, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.

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Cladh Chiarain, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

2000s

Camas nan Geall; Ardnamurchan; standing stones; burial grounds; forts; Cladh Chiarain; standing stone; burial ground; fort

Andrew Taylor

This photograph shows the burial ground called Cladh Chiarain at the ruined settlement of Camas nan Geall, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The two headstones against the wall date from the 18th century and are of the Campbells of Ardslignish. Beside the burial ground (far left) is a cross-inscribed standing stone.<br /> <br /> Traditionally, the ground is attributed to St Ciaran mac an t-Saeir who is said to be buried there. Within the burial ground are three 18th-century funerary monuments and it may be that the burial ground was created for the Roman Catholic members of the family of Campbell of Ardslignish. The standing stone has not been shaped and may have been erected in the Bronze Age and subsequently carved with several motifs including an animal and a Latin cross. Other ancient monuments in the area include a chambered cairn, about 90 metres north of the burial ground, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.