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ECC 28.4 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin - BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

ECC 28.4 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin - BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Summary:

BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Blackhouse of uncertain use

Location:

NB 39377 21246

Full description:

"Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of Meal na Eoin, at Crobeag, the remains of this blackhouse stand only one course high and measure 15 x 6 metres. Orientated from west to east, a single entrance may be seen 5 metres from the west end in the northern wall. Internally a partition separates the west end of the structure from the east end and is located immediately to the west of the entrance. The remains of this house are so fragmentary that further interpretation is impossible. At its east end it is abutted by a second structure (28.5), also a blackhouse, and immediately to the south-west is the enclosure (27.5) that has later been used as a sheep dip." (Burgess 2004, 105-106)

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 28.4 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin - BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Black House
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144752
Grid Ref Northing: 921246
Grid Ref Easting: 139377
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31964