32017: ECC 33.19/34.3 Loch Cromore, Cromore (26?)


ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval to Crofting – 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
STOCK ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval to Crofting – 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
SHEEP DIP (Crofting – 1850 AD to 1950 AD)
DRAIN (Crofting – 1850 AD to 1950 AD)
Stock enclosure containing sheep dip and drain


NB 40308 20756

Full description:

"Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Cromore, on the western edge of croft (26?), the remains of this oval enclosure (33.19) measure 9 x 6 metres and are orientated from north to south. Constructed of drystone and turf on the western wall of the enclosure lies directly against the eastern shore of Loch Cromore. This enclosure seems to be of a size and form that is similar to stock enclosures elsewhere in the Cromore area (33.5) and may date to the pre-crofting or crofting period. There is some evidence that the walls of the enclosure have been rebuilt or repaired using solely drystone techniques. This is likely to have taken place when concrete sheep dipper (34.3) was inserted into the west side of the enclosure. This sheep dip tank is made of concrete and is typical of those constructed in the first half of the 20th century. A drain has been constructed from the tank in a westerly direction through the west wall of the enclosure and empties into the loch." (Burgess 2004, 128)


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.

Record Location

Record Type:
Historical or Archaeological Site
Type Of Site:
Enclosure; Stock Enclosure; Sheep Dip; Drain
Crofting (1850-1950 AD); Post-Medieval (1540-1900 AD)
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