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ECC 42.2 Loch Dubh, Loch nam Bodach

ECC 42.2 Loch Dubh, Loch nam Bodach


FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
DYKE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Stone and turf dyke


NB 40696 21340

Full description:

"Running from the southern end of Loch Dubh for 175 metres to Loch nam Bodach this dyke marks the eastern extent of field system (42). It is constructed variously of stone, stone and turf and just turf, has a basal width of 1 metre on average and stands between 0.5 and 1 metre tall. This feature is likely to date to the pre-crofting period as the field system it is a part of dates to that period, however, it might have continued in use through to the crofting period as a means of controlling areas of grazing on the east side of Cromore." (Burgess 2004, 121)


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 42.2 Loch Dubh, Loch nam Bodach
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Dyke
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144790
Grid Ref Northing: 921340
Grid Ref Easting: 140696
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32000