MHG29957 - Long House - Buaile Mhor D
A round ended rectangular building was identified during a pre- afforestation survey.
Type and Period (1)
- LONGHOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A long house with associated enclosures is visible on aerial photography captures 1999-2001. <1>
A round ended longhouse was recorded during a pre- afforestation survey by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 2000. It survived in relatively good condition although was badly obscured by bracken. It measured 12m x 4m and was aligned NNE/SSW. To the east of the east wall in the centre of the building is a rectangular hollow defined by a low wall 7m NNE/SSW by 5m. This was likely a midden scoop rather than a porch. The structure lay in an area of rig cultivation.
It was recommended that the site be left unplanted with a buffer of 20m. <2>
Aerial photography shows an irregularly shaped enclosure attached to the back (W) wall of the building and extensive rig and furrow surrounding the the site to the N and S, which is intersected by lengths of dykes. A straight section of dyke, aligned WSW - ENE, lying c50m N of the building may preserve the outline of an earlier building.
Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, July 2011. <3>
- <1> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J. 2000. Barabhaig WGS Isle of Skye: A Rapid Archaeological Survey. Site no. 19.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 6943 1040 (60m by 67m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/311829/skye-buaile-mhor (Link to HES Canmore online record)
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