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ECC 16 Eilean Chalium Cille

ECC 16 Eilean Chalium Cille


CELL? (Post-Roman Iron Age to Early Medieval/Dark Age - 400 AD to 1065 AD)
Stone and turf built cells


NB 38922 21296

Full description:

"Situated on the outh-east facing slopes overlooking the south shores of Eilean Chalium Cille this pair of adjoining cells measures 8 x 4 metres overall and are orientated from west to east (downslope). The westerly or uphill cell is constructed of stone, possibly with a turf outer face. This cell measures 3 metres in diameter and has an opening or entrance on its southern side. The easterly or downhill cell is constructed primarily of turf, possibly with an internal stone toe or lining. This second structure measures 5 metres from west to east and 3 metres from north to south. There is no apparent entrance in the easterly cell." (Burgess 2004, 91)


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.


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


Title: ECC 16 Eilean Chalium Cille
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cell
Period: Iron Age (post-Roman) (401-800 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144721
Grid Ref Northing: 921296
Grid Ref Easting: 138922
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31933