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ECC 27.5 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin

ECC 27.5 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin

Summary:

ENCLOSURE (Crofting to Modern - 1850 AD to 2050 AD)
SHEEP FOLD (Crofting to Modern - 1850 AD to 2050 AD)
SHEEP DIP (Crofting to Modern - 1850 AD to 2050 AD)
Enclosure containing sheep dip

Location:

NB 39370 21233

Full description:

"Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of Meal na Eoin, the remains of this drystone enclosure measure 15 x 5 metres and stand to a maximum height of 1.5 metres. Orientated from north to south, at first appraisal the remains of this structure would seem to be that of a blackhouse, and certainly in size and form that is borne out, however, the construction of the walls without an earth core indicates that this building is not a blackhouse but an enclosure built for stock management. This is further confirmed by the presence of a sheep dipping trough on the east side of the enclosure near its southern end. The proximity of this enclosure, and its similar dimensions, to the heavily robbed blackhouse (28.4) suggest that the stone was taken from the latter to build the enclosure." (Burgess 2004, 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 27.5 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Enclosure
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144754
Grid Ref Northing: 921233
Grid Ref Easting: 139370
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31966