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SRON A' CHRIP, KNEEP, LEWIS

SRON A' CHRIP, KNEEP, LEWIS

Summary:

FINDSPOT (Roman Iron Age to Post Medieval - 0 AD to 1900 AD)
MIDDEN (Undated)
Findspot of many finds of varying periods from the Iron Age to 19th C.

Location:

NB 099 365

Full description:

NB03NE 6 099 365.

(NB 099 365) The oxidised remains of many clinch nails of Viking or mediaeval type, the oxidised remains of an iron blade 4" long with a tang and stop butt, various fragments of sheet bronze, one showing a split-pin type rivet, a bone pin with stem expanding to a flat head and a button made from a copper coin, probably of 18th century date, were found in sand bunkers on the rcoky headland of Kneep Valtos.
R Crerar 1961.

Surface finds in sand blow at various points on this headland (but mainly in the area centred NB 0991 3646) in the course of field investigation, included sherds of pottery ranging from coarse broch-type to 20th century teapots, oxidised nails and other pieces of iron, mostly modern, scattered shell midden material and a 19th century bone button. (See NB13NW 4)
Visited by OS (R L) 27 June 1969.

References:

1961. 'Lewis, Valtos, Uig', Discovery and Excavation, Scotland. 45
1976-7. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot. Part No 108. 385
1978-80. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot. Part No 110. 535, 540
Burgess, Christopher & Church, Michael. 1997. 2 volumes, surveyed 1996, covering the 100m above the high tide line, and the intertidal zone. Coastal Erosion Assessment, Lewis. A Report for Historic Scotland.

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: SRON A' CHRIP, KNEEP, LEWIS
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Midden
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE4022
Grid Ref Northing: 936500
Grid Ref Easting: 109900
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 32988