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Respond to: Question about Angel\'s Hill, Kirkton
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from aberdeen, scotland
| New Message Posted!2007-08-19 12:12  |
CANMORE gives the folowing information
(NG 8314 2745) Grave Yard (NAT)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)
A hill-fort and its outworks, filled up with soil in antiquity, and used as a burial ground. The hill on which it lies is called "Angel's Hill".
T Wallace 1910.
A near-circular graveyard, about 20.0m in diameter, crowning a prominent knoll. It is still in occasional use, and is surrounded by an iron railing bedded in a dry stone foundation. This foundation is placed on the brink of a stony scarp 1.5m high, most evident in the N, which is undoubtedly the remains of an ancient wall. About 2.0m outside this, at a lower level, in the W is another grassy scarp, undoubtedly artificial, which ties into an outcrop on the SW and merges with the upper scarp in the N. There is little doubt that these fragmentary remains are those of a dun with an outwork, with the original internal area corresponding roughly to the area of the graveyard.
Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.
Visited by OS (A A) 12 June 1964.
from Surrey, UK
| New Message Posted!2007-08-14 09:14  |
When my wife & I visited Kirkton Scotland many years
ago we stumbled upon the site mentioned below. The
owner of the B&B where we were staying in Lochalsh
knew of this hill but could give us no further
Angel's Hill, Kirkton submitted by uisdean
"Above the village of Kirkton near Kyle of Lochalsh is
a prominent knoll at the south end of a ridge
(NG83142745) on which is a near circular dun, about 60
feet in diameter, which has been used as a graveyard.
Remains of an ancient wall some 4 feet in height have
been identified on the north side of the site. (See
the Canmore database site number NG82NW 8.) The
present graveyard is surrounded by an iron fence,
apparently marking the line of the original walls.
The site is one third of a mile up a well marked,
though steep, footpath from the road at Kirkton,
involving a climb of some 150 feet."
I should mention that there were a number of
MacLennans buried on the top of this knoll which
further aroused my interest & posed various questions.
Including, why were the deceased carried up such a
steep incline? Also, what is the history behind the
naming of Hill of the Angels?
Being an ancient place I thought there would have been
other documentations relating to this site. However,
all that I have been able to find is the UISDEAN info.
Hopefully you may be able to elaborate & possibly
answer my questions.