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ECC 42.5 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach

ECC 42.5 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach

Summary:

FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
LINEAR CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Pre-crofting feannagan or lazybed field system including clearance cairns

Location:

NB 40445 20890

Full description:

"Covering much of the ground between Loch Cromore and Loch nam Bodach the remains of this field system include clearance cairns, linear clearance banks, turf and stone walls including (42.4) which bounds its eastern extent and extensive areas of feannagan cultivation. These sinuous hand dug beds cover much of the ground where enough soil exists to allow their formation. This field system is a continuation of that noted to the north (42.1 and 42.3)." (Burgess 2004, 132)

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 42.5 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Clearance Cairn
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144819
Grid Ref Northing: 920890
Grid Ref Easting: 140445
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32027