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Little Bernera, Lewis

Little Bernera, Lewis

Summary:

HOUSE? (Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age - 4000 BC to 401 BC)
CAIRN? (Undated)
Oval prehistoric building or possibly cairn

Location:

NB 14342 40573

Full description:

An oval building, very like a small version of the megalithic house/cairn at Steinacleit (smr no.xxxx). The insides of the walls are faced with orthostats, and the form, with a large central open area, walls c. 1.5m thick, and alcoves, suggests a domestic building rather than a cairn. If it is contemporary with its parallels in the Northern Isles, then this would be an early Neolithic building, but given the rarity of buildings of this type in the Western Isles, the dating must at best be tentative.
MML 2.5.2002

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: Little Bernera, Lewis
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: House
Period: Iron Age (pre-Roman) (800-0 BC)
SMR Record ID: MWE144128
Grid Ref Northing: 940573
Grid Ref Easting: 114342
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 31330