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TRAIGH NA BERIE, UIG, ISLE OF LEWIS - HUT CIRCLE? (Undated), KERB CAIRN? (Undated)

TRAIGH NA BERIE, UIG, ISLE OF LEWIS - HUT CIRCLE? (Undated), KERB CAIRN? (Undated)

Summary:

HUT CIRCLE? (Undated)
KERB CAIRN? (Undated)
Hut circle or kerb cairn

Location:

NB 1015 3569

Full description:

no. 1.
This is an unexcavated stone structure, possibly a kerb ciarn of similar form to that excavated by Joanna Close-Brooks (2) or possibly a hut circle. It lies at the foot of the hills which back the Traigh na Beirie and is visible as a series of displaced stone projecting above the sand cover. Its uphill circuit survives almost intact although severely disturbed by rabbit burrowing. The downhill circuit has almost disappeared. The external diameter across the slope is c. 5.5m with an internal diameter of c. 4m. The wall faces comprise large stones with a core of smaller rubble. A possible external alignment of large stones lies a few metres downhill of the eroded downhill wall of the structure.
Armit 1992, 39

References:

Ian Armit. 1992. CFA, University of Edinburgh Archaeological Field Survey of the Bhaltos (Valtos) Peninsula, Lewis.
1994. 'Archaeological field survey of the Bhaltos (Valtos) peninsula, Lewis', Proc Soc Antiq Scot. Part No 124. No.38

Acknowledgement:

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

Title: TRAIGH NA BERIE, UIG, ISLE OF LEWIS - HUT CIRCLE? (Undated), KERB CAIRN? (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Kerb Cairn
SMR Record ID: MWE72723
Grid Ref Northing: 935690
Grid Ref Easting: 110150
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 33071