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ECC 33.59 Tob na Muilne

ECC 33.59 Tob na Muilne


BLACK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
COW HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
LONGHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)


NB 39059 20010

Full description:

"Situated on the eastern shore of Tob na Muilne where it meets the southern side of Loch Erisort the remains of this blackhouse measure 18 x 5 metres and stand to a maximum height of 0.75 metres. Orientated from west to east the walls of this building survive as earthen banks topped and faced with stone. A single entrance can be seen at the western end of the southern wall. This door gave entrance into the byre or downhill end of the blackhouse. The dwelling end of the house, to the uphill (or eastern) end of the structure would have been accessed through the byre. The remains of a barn can be seen surviving as grass covered footings. This ancillary structure originally measured ca 2 x 5 metres and was located centrally against the blackhouse's southern wall. The form and proportions of this blackhouse suggest that it was constructed in the pre-crofting phase. There is some evidence that its walls have been reformed to allow it to be used for stock control, perhaps during the crofting phase." (Burgess 2004, 165-166)


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 33.59 Tob na Muilne
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: House
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144981
Grid Ref Northing: 920010
Grid Ref Easting: 139059
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32159