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ECC 1.7 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 1.7 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

ENCLOSURE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
BLACK HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
SMOKE HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Enclosure, possibly the remains of a building

Location:

NB 38258 20894

Full description:

"Situated on the west shore of a small bay on the south-west side of Eilean Chalium Cille the remains of this rectangular stone and turf enclosure measure 10 metres from west to east and 4 metres from north to south. This feature is open onto the shore at its west end and appears to have been truncated by marine erosion. At the time of survey bracken growth was too high to allow a more detailed assessment of the feature. It is possible, however, given the size and form of the remains, that they represent a blackhouse or structure used in marine industry such as a salting or smoke house." (Burgess 2004, 74)

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 1.7 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Black House
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144679
Grid Ref Northing: 920894
Grid Ref Easting: 138258
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31891