Lewis, Mangursta, Stac Dhomnuill Chaim

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Alternative Names Mangersta
Site Type PROMONTORY FORT
Canmore ID 4047
Site Number NB03SW 1
NGR NB 0022 3152
Council WESTERN ISLES
Parish UIG
Former Region WESTERN ISLES ISLANDS AREA
Former District WESTERN ISLES
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NB03SW 1 0022 3152.

(NB 0022 3152) Stac Dhomnuill Chaim, Mangursta, traditionally known as the castle-refuge of Donald Cam Macauly, the Uig hero of the first quarter of the 17th century, is a promontory 100ft high, the top only 20ft in length, almost cut off from the shore by a deep ravine across an isthmus which is defended also by a wall, 4 to 5ft thick, with a return-wall at the N. end and an entrance, 2ft wide, almost on a cliff edge, at the S end: attached to the wall is a sheep-pen.
The ruins of a cottage, 18 1/2ft long by 10ft wide, within walls 4 1/2ft thick, occupy the centre of the promontory.
F W L Thomas 1890.

Now inaccessible due to cliff falls. From what can be seen from the opposite cliff it appears to be as planned by Thomas.
Visited by OS (R L) 1 July 1969


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Notes This project indicates that the record to which it is linked is within, or near the boundary, of an area managed by a SURE partner.
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Books and References

Thomas, F W L (1890) 'On the duns of the Outer Hebrides', Archaeol Scot, vol.5, 3
Page(s): 394-5 plan

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