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ECC 1.1 Eilean Chalium Cille - ENCLOSURE? (Norse to Medieval - 1067 AD to 1539 AD)

ECC 1.1 Eilean Chalium Cille - ENCLOSURE? (Norse to Medieval - 1067 AD to 1539 AD)

Summary:

ENCLOSURE? (Norse to Medieval - 1067 AD to 1539 AD)
Enclosure of uncertain purpose

Location:

NB 38395 20880

Full description:

"Situated on the south shore of the Eilean Chalium Cille this semicircular enclosure measures 15 metres from west to east and 7 metres from north to south and is built against the low cliff of the rocky foreshore. Its walls are constructed of stone and turf, measure 1 metre in width and up to 0.75 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature was originally constructed against the shore (as a semicircular enclosure utilising the cliff as its southern side) or whether it was originally a complete enclosure that has been eroded by marine action. No internal features could be identified, but a possible entrance was noted on the western face immediately to the north of the shore. The date and purpose of this structure are uncertain, though its form and construction suggest it is pre-crofting in date, possibly medieval or Norse." (Burgess 2004, 71)

References:

Chris Burgess, Northamptonshire Archaeology. 2004. Northamptonshire Archaeology Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of Eilean Chalium Chille and the Putative Site of the Seaforth Head Castle. Part No Loch Seaforth Head Gazeteer.

Acknowledgement:

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

 

Title: ECC 1.1 Eilean Chalium Cille - ENCLOSURE? (Norse to Medieval - 1067 AD to 1539 AD)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Enclosure
Period: Medieval (1266-1539 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144669
Grid Ref Northing: 920880
Grid Ref Easting: 138395
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31881