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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
TUMULUS [Cnocan Sithein] Cnocan Sithean 'Tumulus'

Cnocan Sithean 'Tumulus'
Cnocan S├Čthein
Mr. McIntosh
Mr. John Wallace, Drumlemble
Mr. A Ralston
Fairy Knoll
Sig. [Signification] The Fairy Knoll
257 A considerable sized tumulus or artificial Knoll. The summit of which was dug into about 23 years ago, when a stone cist containing very large bones were discovered and were supposed to be the bones of a Danish chief. Tradition has it, that a great Battle had been fought here betwixt the Scotch & Danes. The field to the north called Macharadhuinnain, was pointed to me by Mr. McIntosh as the field of conflict.

"Tradition says that a great battle was fought on the plain of the west shore near Saltpans, called Machaireionan, between the Scotch and the Danes, about the 10th century. An artificial Knoll in that place was opened, and a Stone Coffin found with large bones in it, supposed to be the bones of a Danish Chief". McIntosh's History of Kintyre.
MACHAIR UINNEIN (Supposed Site of Battle between the Scots & Danes 10th Century.) Macharadhuinnain (Supposed Site of Battle)
Macharadhuinnain (Supposed Site of Battle)
Macharadhuinnain (Supposed Site of Battle)
Machairionan Glencraggan
Mr. McIntosh
Mr. John Wallace, Drumlemble
Mr. Ralston
The Chief or General's Field
Uinnain, the Chief or Generals name.
257 A considerable sized tumulus or artificial Knoll. The summit of which was dug into about 23 years ago, when a stone cist containing very large bones were discovered and were supposed to be the bones of a Danish chief. Tradition has it, that a great Battle had been fought here betwixt the Scotch & Danes. The field to the north called Macharadhuinnain, was pointed to me by Mr. McIntosh as the field of conflict.

"Tradition says that a great battle was fought on the plain of the west shore near Saltpans, called Machaireionan, between the Scotch and the Danes, about the 10th century. An artificial Knoll in that place was opened, and a Stone Coffin found with large bones in it, supposed to be the bones of a Danish Chief". McIntosh's History of Kintyre.

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[Machair Uinnein (Supposed Site of Battle)] Signifitn [Signification] Uinnein's Field T.P.W. [Thomas Pilkington White]

"Near to Salt Pans, is a spot named Machairrionan, where a battle
between the Scots & Danes is believed to have been fought somewhere about
the 10th Century. An artificial Knoll in that place was opened & within it was
found a Stone Coffin, containing human bones, supposed to be the remains of
a Chieftain.

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Note the description for the "TUMULUS [Cnocan Sithein]" and "MACHAIR UINNEIN (Supposed Site of Battle between the Scots & Danes 10th Century.)" are the same and are part of the one description that is difficult to separate.

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