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ECC 33.8 Cromore, Rubha nam Fad

ECC 33.8 Cromore, Rubha nam Fad

Summary:

WALL (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
BLACK HOUSE? (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
Wall, probably remains of a blackhouse

Location:

NB 40092 21779

Full description:

"Situated 5 metres to the north of house (40.1) the remains of this wall run from west to east for 5 metres and stand to a maximum height of 1 metre. The centre of this wall is dominated by what appears to be a large ambrey or a recessed hearth, typical of the style usually seen in the internal partition of a late blackhouse (so called 'greyhouse'). This wall seems to point to the existence of an earlier house constructed on the site of house (40.1) possibly orientated from north to south and including the north wall of house (40.1)." (Burgess 2004, 115)

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 33.8 Cromore, Rubha nam Fad
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Wall
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144775
Grid Ref Northing: 921779
Grid Ref Easting: 140092
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 31985