Balmartin, Western Isles
Chambered Cairn; Aisled House
Also known as Carry Tighary; Cleitreabhal; Tigh Cloiche
On the southern slope of Cleitreabhal a Deas on North Uist stands the remains of a chambered tomb. An entrance from the east led into a long narrow passage or chamber.
Unusually, a later group of buildings (from the Iron Age) have been built into the sides of the cairn.
1/9 Looking south-west over the remains of the chambered cairn at Cleitreabhal
2/9 Looking along the passage into the main chamber
3/9 Looking over the cairn from inside the house
4/9 Part of the wall of the house viewed from the inside
5/9 The main chamber of the cairn with the wall of the house behind
6/9 View from downslope outside the house. The stones forming the main chamber of the cairn can be seen on the skyline.
7/9 View to the south-west over the cairn.
8/9 View to the south
9/9 Some of the many large stones making up the passage and main chamber.