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ECC 28.6 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin

ECC 28.6 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin

Summary:

WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
DYKE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
FIELD BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Stone wall

Location:

NB 39477 21288

Full description:

"Situated on the south-western slopes of Meal na Eoin the remains of this stone dyke links two natural bedrock outcrops, closing a gap in the valley floor. Running for 15 metres in a south-easterly direction the wall breaks for 1 metre - a possible gateway - before turning to the south and running for a further 30 metres. Several recent enclosures have been constructed on the eastern side of the second leg of this dyke. These are no more than 2 metres in diameter and are thought to date to recent stock management. This wall is thought to be part of the fragmentary field system seen in the immediate vicinity (28.2) that is thought to mark the apportionment of land across the Crobeag area." (Burgess 2004, 106-107)

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 28.6 Crobeag, Meal na Eoin
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Dyke
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144755
Grid Ref Northing: 921288
Grid Ref Easting: 139477
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31967