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ECC 5.2 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 5.2 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

CAIRN (Crofting to Modern - 1850 AD to 2050 AD)
CLEARANCE CAIRN (Crofting to Modern - 1850 AD to 2050 AD)
Clearance cairn

Location:

NB 38004 21127

Full description:

"Consisting of boulders measing upwards of 0.5 metres in diameter this modern clearance cairn measures 18 x 11 metres and is situated in rolling, improved grazing lands at the western end of Eilean Chalium Cille. The form, and the size of the stones, suggest that this was one of a number formed during clearance and drainage activities that took place on the island during the early and mid 1980s. This cairn is likely to have been constructed using a machine. While some of these later cairns (5) have been built around existing earlier structures, there is no evidence of that being the case on this site." (Burgess 2004, 77 and 78)

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 5.2 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144693
Grid Ref Northing: 921127
Grid Ref Easting: 138004
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31905