You are here

ECC 26.4 Crobeag, Toa

ECC 26.4 Crobeag, Toa

Summary:

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

Location:

NB 38909 20962

Full description:

"Situated on a natural plateau above blackhouse (26.1) the remains of this enclosure measure 12 x 8 metres and are orientated from south-west to north-east. The north-west and north-east walls are clearly visible, formed of turf with stone facing and standing to a maximum height of 0.5 metres. The south-east face of this enclosure is a sharp scarp more than a metre in height immediately to the south-west of the blackhouse (26.1) and the south-west of this structure is open. Situated close to blackhouse (26.1) the size, form and location of this enclosure suggest that it is a stack or kale yard. A building appears to have been built into the north-western corner of this enclosure (26.3). This secondary structure is likely to be a corn-drying kiln." (Burgess 2004, 102)

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 26.4 Crobeag, Toa
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Enclosure
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144742
Grid Ref Northing: 920962
Grid Ref Easting: 138909
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31954