MHG27760 - Holoman, Raasay


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NG53SE 103 centred on 553 398

NG 547 383 and NG 552 402 The survey of Oskaig and Holoman was carried out by ACFA in April 1995 as part of a continuing survey of the Island of Raasay. The survey team were: I Hughson, A Johnstone, A Macdonald, W Duggan, G Hearns, D McKay, J Waterton, J Macdonald and J S Wood.
East Holoman
NG 5547 3990 Sub-rectangular structure 10m by 5.5m.
NG 5548 3990 Sub-rectangular structure 7m by 4m.
NG 5548 3990 Sub-rectangular structure 8m by 4.5m.
NG 5548 3990 Sub-rectangular structure 7m by 5m.
NG 5547 3990 Field bank 20m long.
NG 5547 3991 Area of rig 10m by 10m.
NG 5550 3995 Area of rig, extensive.
NG 5555 3967 Sub-rectangular structure 8m by 4m.
NG 5555 3967 Small find. Part of an iron pot 0.3m by 0.23m.
NG 5555 3967 Grassy mound, possible midden.
NG 5554 3966 Enclosure 8m by 4m.
NG 5554 3968 Area of rig 100m by 25m.
NG 5550 3971 Enclosure/structure 4m by 2m.
NG 5550 3971 Sub-rectangular structure 2m by 1.5m.
NG 5535 3978 Ruins of Holoman cottage (Macdonald and Wood 1995, fig 17).
NG 5523 3996 Sub-rectangular structure 10.2m by 4m.
NG 5523 3996 Sub-rectangular structure 8m by 3.8m.
NG 5528 4001 Stone field bank.
NG 5518 4006 Field bank/turf structure 7m by 3m.
NG 5520 4006 Sub-rectangular structure 11m by 6m.
NG 5520 4005 Sub-rectangular structure 8.5m by 5m.
NG 5517 4005 Stone wall.
NG 5519 4006 Area of rig.
NG 5518 4010 Centred on this grid reference are a complex of structures covering an area of 70m by 25m:
(1) Sub-rectangular structure 6m by 3.8m.
(2) Square structure 4m by 4m.
(3) Sub-rectangular structure 10m by 3.8m.
(4) Enclosure stone built 26m by 8m.
(5) Sub-rectangular structure 7m by 3.8m.
(6) Enclosure stone built 38m by 19m.
(7) Enclosure 8m by 8m lying within (6) above.
(8) Cairns lying within (6) used for net drying.
NG 5514 4014 Rickles of stone 40m long.
NG 5514 4014 Rickle of stone 25m long.
NG 5514 4014 Area of rig between the rickles.
NG 5512 4010 Turf/stone field bank 20m long.
NG 5514 4020 Hut circle (possible) 10m internal diameter.
NG 5515 4022 Field boundaries enclosing an area 10m by 10m.
NG 5513 4028 Stone foundations for iron fence posts.
NG 5514 4025 Area of rig 22m by 15m.
NG 5519 4028 Sub-rectangular structure 12.5m by 6m.
NG 5519 4028 Sub-rectangular structure 5m by 3m.
NG 5519 4028 Field bank/remains of a structure.
NG 5516 4031 Sub-rectangular structure, only half remains.
NG 5517 4031 Sub-rectangular structure 3m by 2m.
NG 5515 4031 Sub-rectangular structure 7.5m by 6m.
NG 5523 4015 Stony banks.
NG 5523 4015 Field clearance cairns.
NG 5534 4052 Sub-rectangular structure 8.5m by 5.5m.

J Macdonald and J S Wood 1995.

A township comprising five roofed buildings, one partially roofed long building, five unroofed buildings, four enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1879, sheet xxx). One roofed, twelve unroofed buildings, three enlcosures, a sheepfold and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1989).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 4 November 1996

The survey of Balachuirn, Balmeanach, Brae, Inbhire (Inver on OS 1:10,000 map) and the surrounding area was carried out by ACFA in April 1996 as part of a continuing programme of recording the physical remains of human activity on the island of Raasay.
NG 5571 3997 Enclosure 100 x 75m.
NG 5578 4005 Shepherd?s shelter 2.5 x 1.5m.
NG 5581 4006 Enclosure and rig and furrow.
Sponsors: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Glasgow Archaeological Society.
J Macdonald and J Scott Wood 1996

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Grid reference Centred NG 5530 3980 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG53NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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