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ECC 33.2 Cromore (24), Rubha nam Fad

ECC 33.2 Cromore (24), Rubha nam Fad


BLACK HOUSE (Crofting - 1850 AD to 1950 AD)
BARN (Crofting - 1850 AD to 1950 AD)
Blackhouse used as a barn


NB 40089 21732

Full description:

"Located on the high ground to the north-east of Cromore township the remains of this structure measure 5 x 4 metres and are orientated from south-west to north-east. Constructed of a stone face with an earthen core on the north-west side and of drystone on the other three sides, the walls of this building stand to a maximum height of 1.6 metres. A single entrance located at the north-western end of the north-east facing wall is 1 metre wide. The location of this structure, 2 metres to the south-west of the south-western end of house (33.1) suggests that it was used as a barn when the house was in occupation. Its mixed construction size suggests that it has been built utilising the remains of an earlier structure on the same site. This may be either a barn on the same footprint, which collapsed and required reconstruction, or a larger building, possibly an earlier blackhouse located in a similar alignment to the burrent buildings." (Burgess 2004, 109)


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 33.2 Cromore (24), Rubha nam Fad
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Black House
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144764
Grid Ref Northing: 921732
Grid Ref Easting: 140089
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31974