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ECC 1.10 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 1.10 Eilean Chalium Cille

Summary:

ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
STACK YARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Stack yard enclosure

Location:

NB 38410 21023

Full description:

"Abutting blackhouse (1.9) the remains of this rectangular enclosure measure 26 metres from west to east and 20 metres from north to south. Constructed with a stone face on its outside against a turf bank on its interior the walls of this enclosure stand to a maximum height of 0.5 metres. This structure is likely to represent the kale or stack yard associated with house (1.9). A second house is located in the south-eastern corner of this enclosure (1.11). This house was probably originally built as a barn for house (1.9) but appears to have been enlarged to act as a dwelling at some point after its construction." (Burgess 2004, 83-84)

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 1.10 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Enclosure
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144712
Grid Ref Northing: 921023
Grid Ref Easting: 138410
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31924