Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 10

Name Type: graveyard

Meaning: The small burial-ground

Other Forms: An Cladh Beag - OS, LCMcF

"The remains of an old [this word is crossed out] ancient burying ground" OS1/2/28/233

Related Places:

Information:Sands, J., 1881-82, Notes on the Antiquities of Tiree, PSAS, 16, 459-63

'At Hynish there is a meadow still called the Cladh Beag, or little burial ground, where a chapel once stood; but the last farmer was a practical man, and used the church and tombstones to build stables and byres with. A stone with a cross on it is still to be seen forming part of the pavement at the farm steading. On digging I discovered some of the mortar and stones of this ancient chapel.' (Sands, 463)

'Mr Campbell (A Campbell, Millport Croft, Hynish) says that [one] cross slab was used as a gravestone by the MacLeans of Hynish during the Second World War, and it now stands near the east corner of the larger graveyard at Kirkapoll (NM04NW 9). None of the stones were located by Morris.' (Canmore website accessed 18.11.2015)

An old still was kept at this site - LMcF.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Lachie and Chrissie MacFarlane, Hynish, 1/1994

Informant 2: OS