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ECC 51 Loch Cromore, Eilean nan Gobhar - CAUSEWAY (Undated), ISLAND (Undated)

ECC 51 Loch Cromore, Eilean nan Gobhar - CAUSEWAY (Undated), ISLAND (Undated)

Summary:

CAUSEWAY (Undated)
ISLAND (Undated)
Drystone causeway to a natural island

Location:

NB 40097 20940

Full description:

"Situated on the north side of Loch Cromore, immediately to the east of the loch's tidal outflow, this natural island measures 58 x 36 metres and is orientated from north to south. A drystone causeway links the island to the shore at the south end of croft 6. This causeway is 20 metres long and is partially submerged for much of its length. Examination of the island revealed no signs of structures or buildings that might indicate the date of the causeway. Access to the island may have been provided at any time in the last 5000 years, though the most likely reasons for the construction of the causeway remain either for sporting (fishing) or stock management reasons." (Burgess 2004, 126)

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 51 Loch Cromore, Eilean nan Gobhar - CAUSEWAY (Undated), ISLAND (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Island
SMR Record ID: MWE144805
Grid Ref Northing: 920940
Grid Ref Easting: 140097
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32014