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Archaeological note about Mor nan Ceann U-i-nieasain/Naonisein, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/24

Scope and Contents

Archaeological note about Mor nan Ceann U-i-nieasain/Naonisein, [Caibeal Moire nan Ceann or Caibeal Bhrianain, Uineasan, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] describing it as a burial place '29 x 11 [feet]' and the caibeal [chapel] in which people were buried as having fallen down. The size and composition of the ruins are described as is its situation and the surrounding area including details such as 'once a bury[ing] place now a rabbit island at high water and at low forms part of the Island of Watersay at the S[outh] E[ast] end of which it lies...sandy and rocky.' The caibeal/chapel has underground houses beneath it with openings 'Some large enough to admit the body of a man others only that of a child.'


  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 58r, line 1 to folio 58r, line 17

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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