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ECC 62.1 Cromore (32)

ECC 62.1 Cromore (32)


BRIDGE (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
CLAPPER BRIDGE (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
Clapper style bridge


NB 39662 20344

Full description:

"Situated on the Cromore road where it crosses Altt-Stroim as it runs north to the south shore of Loch Erisort, this bridge measures 4 x 3.5 metres and is orientated from west to east. It is of a style typical of the region, being constructed of stone and mortar abuttments with a single pier and a flat slab deck. This style of bridge, often called a 'clapper' bridge, is of a desing that dates back at least to the medieval and perhaps as early as the Neolithic, but on Lewis was in use right up to the early 20th century." (Burgess 2004, 149)


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 62.1 Cromore (32)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Bridge
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144873
Grid Ref Northing: 920344
Grid Ref Easting: 139662
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32080