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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Worship
    to access further information For example clicking on churches will take you to descriptions of many churches such as Salen Church and Kilvickeon Church Material published on this website has also been co ordinated with the Places of Worship in Scotland Project being carried out under the direction of Edwina Proudfoot and some of the material has been shared between the two projects The project being organised by Edwina is part of Scottish Church Heritage Research SCHR which is a voluntary co ordinating body comprising individuals from various professions faiths and backgrounds They share an interest in bringing to a wider public an understanding of all the places and buildings that have been used as places of worship in Scotland regardless of faith denomination or present condition Click here to go to their website Burial Grounds Church History in Brief Churches Baptist Church Tobermory Bunessan Parish Church Catholic Church Tobermory Catholic House of Prayer Iona Cill an Ailean Glen Aros Inch Kenneth Iona Parish Church Kilcolmkill Kilmore Kilfinichen Killean Kilmore Parish Church Kilninian Kilvickeon Kinlochspelve Lochdon Macquarie s Mausoleum Michael Chapel Iona Mull Baptist Church Nun s Cave Carsaig Nunnery Church Iona Pennygown Rock Carvings Scoor Salen St Columba Episcopal

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/churches/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Membership
    social and historical background to the islands surrounding Mull and Iona no matter whether they live in the area or anywhere else in the world The subscription is only 10 00 per year for all members If you would like to become a member you have several options You can fill in our printable form and post it to the Membership Secretary at the address at the bottom of this

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/added/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Castles & Fortifications
    by clicking the link below Brochs Fortified Iron age structures normally several stories high with double galleried walls and enclosing circular internal courts Crannogs Fortified small habitations usually found on either man made or partially man made islands situated close to the shore and usually joined to the land by a causeway or pier Duns Rela tively small Iron Age defensive enclosures with disproportionally thick dry stone walls probably designed

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Settlements
    Grossan An Slugan Ardvergnish Bailevullin Balnahard Bearn na Glas Breac Achadh Cnoc an Chail Cnoc Glas Creag nan Con Cro na Ba Glaise Culliemore Dererac h Eorsa Gribun Ruins Inch Kenneth Inn Site Killimore Knocknafenaig Knockroy Ledaig Loch Assapol Shore Malcolm s Point March Ruins Salachry Sean Bhaile Shiaba Slochd Suidhe Tavool Workers Houses Tir Fhearagan Tireragan Tir Maoileanach Torr an Sean Airidh Torr Grianach Torran Iochdarach Torran Uchdarach Kilninian Kilmore Achacharn Achnasaul Achronnich Aird Allt an Tairbh An Sgriodan Antuim Torr Aint Arine Bac Sheilleach Balliachrach Ballimeanach Ballygown Burg Cille a Mhoraire Caliach Cnoc an da Lunnain Corkamull Cragaig Eas Fors Glagugary Glen Breac Airidh Glen Murdoch Inivea Kilbrennan Killimore Kildavie Lag Lephin Letterbeg Lettermore Loch Frisa ruins Na Coireachan Oskamull Reudle Sron Bhuidhe Tigh na Sroin Tom nam Fitheach Torosa Upper Lag Kinlochspelve Achadaloist Balgamrie Barnashoag Coe Cnoc nam Bhan Dalnaha Druimnatain Garmony Reoch Glen Byre Glen Libidil Gortendoil Gualachaolish Killean Laggan Ohirnie Salen Aird a Bhuailtear An Glaigonn Anninealan Arichore Ballyraoich Blair Charnan Blairgowrie Coire Ghaibhre Corrachaidh Creag nan Nighean Fishnish Goadhail Kilbeg Kilinaline Lag na Bo Ruaidhe Ledbeg Ledirkle Rhoail Tomsleibhe Clachaig Derryguaig Dhiseig Goirten na Toine Gorten Buie Kellan Knocantighvore Ruiska Scarisdale Sgaorasdail Tochta Peigi

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Crannogs
    the Early and Middle Bronze Age The earliest radiocarbon evidence indicates their use in Scotland from the Late Bronze Age Early Iron Age Crannogs were usually constructed as brush timber or stone mounds into which timber piles could be sunk to support the dwelling above However some were entirely built as free standing wooden structures In the Western Isles timber was in short supply from the Neolithic onwards so that completely stone crannogs supporting dry stone architecture are common here In some cases the island s perimeter has been surrounded by a dry stone wall or revetment presumably to facilitate the levelling of the interior but in other cases the enclosure wall appears to have been designed for defence e g Caisteal Eoghainn a Chinn Bhig Loch Sguabain Mull Eilean Amalaig Loch Frisa Mull which is unusual because it is situated on an entirely natural islet in a sea loch also appears to have had a defensive role The islands were generally surfaced with loose boulders although at least one timber sub structure has been identified In Lochnameal Mull the boulder causeway to the crannog is reported to be founded on trunks of oak Today crannogs typically appear as small circular islets often covered in dense vegetation due to their inaccessibility to grazing livestock or remain hidden as submerged stony mounds They vary in size and changes in water level can cause considerable size variation in individual crannogs but the majority measure between 12 m and 25 m in diameter Some exhibit the remains of small dry stone domestic buildings tentatively ascribed to the late medieval or early post medieval periods This attribution is supported by documentary evidence concerning two of Mull s crannogs Caisteal Eoghainn a Chinn Bhig and the crannog in Loch Bà both of which were occupied

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Brochs
    Carloway Lewis and is one of the best preserved in the Hebrides It dates back over 2000 years and is approximately 9 m high and 15 m in diameter A Broch is a very resilient structure and was often used for defence Mull Brochs Click on Images to enlarge Cutaway drawing of a broch Carloway inner gallery At the time of writing there are only two Brochs known on Mull

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Duns
    although there are a great many others scattered along the coastline They are usually situated on small islands the summits of low hills and knolls rocky crags and at the end of coastal and inland promontories and are distinguished from forts by their relatively small size and the disproportionate thickness of their walls It is assumed that they were designed to provide defence for extended family units whereas forts were intended to provide refuge for whole local communities Most duns are oval in plan but they can be almost circular or irregular in shape where they have been adapted to the shapes of natural crags Below is an alphabetical list of Mull s duns Where the name is highlighted more detailed information is available sometimes including images Click to go to the link Please check back for further information as the Society has an ongoing updating programme Allt Cill Chriosd Mornish An Caisteal Bunessan An Dun Killunaig Torrans Loch Scridain An Sean Dun Glengorm Cnoc na Sroine Glenaros Salen Cruach Sleibhe Calgary Dun a Chiabhaig Uisken Dun a Geard Kilvickeon Assapol Dun Aisgain Burg Loch Tuath Dun Aoidhean Isle of Erraid Dun Auladh Druimghigha Croig Dun Ban Tostarie Dun Bhuirg

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Forts
    side of the Ross of Mull and has an area of 2 47 acres A general characteristic of these forts is that the main defensive structure is usually a single stoutly built stone wall of boulder faced construction with a solid dry stone core and with a thickness ranging from 2 m to 5 2 m This is often protected by minor outworks in the form of lengths of walling Most of Mull s 22 known forts are situated in strongly defensive positions on rocky crags and at the end of coastal and inland promontories where steep sometimes almost vertical rock faces protect the approaches Two are well situated on hilltops and one on a small offshore island However a few occupy low hills and knolls which have few defensive advantages Below is an alphabetical list of the known forts on Mull Where the name is highlighted more detailed information is available sometimes including images Click to go to the link Please check back for further information as the Society has an ongoing updating programme Creag a Chaisteil Calgary Dun an Fheurain Ardanalish Bunessan Dun Ban Mingary Quinish Point Dun Breac Ardvergnish Loch Scridain Dun Eiphinn Gometra Dun Guaire Croig

    Original URL path: http://www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/daily-life/castles-fortifications/hill-forts/ (2016-02-17)
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