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ECC 42.8 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach

ECC 42.8 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach

Summary:

FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
WALL (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
DYKE (Post Medieval to Crofting - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)
Stone faced turf wall

Location:

NB 4064 2060

Full description:

"This boundary runs from the north-eastern corner of Loch Cromore 103 metres north to the south-western corner of Loch nam Bodach and forms the eastern boundary of field system (42.12). Constructed of turf with a stone face on its west side the dyke has a basal width of 1.5 to 2 metres and stands to a height of 1 metre. Together with dyke (42.7) it forms a stock enclosure of approximately 3.5 hectares located between the poor/summer grazing to the south and the cultivated land to the north and west." (Burgess 2004, 133-134)

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 42.8 Loch Cromore, Loch nam Bodach
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Dyke
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144825
Grid Ref Northing: 920600
Grid Ref Easting: 140640
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32033