- Category: N/A
- Date Added: 09/03/1992
- Type: Secular: fort (non-prehistoric); house
- Local Authority: Na h-Eileanan Siar
- Parish: Uig
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NB 23 15
- Coordinates: 123000, 915000
The monument consists of a naturally fortified rock stack utilised as a refuge in the early 17th century by the Uig warrior, Donald Cam Macaulay. The rock is called Stac Dhomnaill Chaim. The promontory is c.30m high. The summit, under 15m long, supports the footings of a dwelling orientated SW-NE, measuring 5.5m by 3m. The site is approached by descending into a deep ravine which connects with the promontory by a narrow neck of land which is defended by a wall 1.5m thick.
On the mainland cliff between the stack and a rocky outcrop is an artificial gathering of boulders arranged in a circle. The diameter is approximately 4m. The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 200m NE-SW by 100m NW-SE to include the fortified promontory, the dwelling and the boulder feature, as shown in red on the accompanying map.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance because it is a significant field monument and a site that is of considerable interest to scholars of local tradition and late Scottish Medieval history. The area may also contain evidence of earlier prehistoric occupation.
RCAHMS records the monument as NB 03 SW 1.
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