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ECC 1.4 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 1.4 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Blackhouse

Location:

NB 38028 20933

Full description:

"Situated on the crest of the slope at the south-western corner of Eilean Chalium Cille the ephemeral remains of this structure measure 8 x 4 metres and stand no more than 0.5 metres high. Consisting of turf and stone walls, a single internal cell can be seen, however, the walls are too collapsed for any other internal features or entrance to be identified. This structure is likely to mark the location of a blackhouse, its size and form suggesting that it is pre-crofting in date (possibly medieval in origin). This house is likely to be related to that seen to the east (1.3) forming part of a dispersed centre settlement running along the crest of the slope on the south and west sides of Eilean Chalium Cille (1)." (Burgess 2004, 72-72)

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 1.4 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: House
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144675
Grid Ref Northing: 920933
Grid Ref Easting: 138028
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31887