MHG4047 - Souterrain - Vatten


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  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

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NG24SE 2 2805 4483.

(NG 2805 4483) Erd House (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

There is an earth-house on Vatten Farm, having its entrance in the face of a precipitous bank, over- hanging a deep ravine. A passage about 3' in height and near the same in breadth, roofed by stones laid on as lintels, leads inwards to the distance of 60' or 70', when it opens into what appears to have been a central chamber of considerable extent, arched over with stone, and from 4' to 5' in height. Off this room several narrow galleries branch in various directions but to what extent has never been ascertained.
NSA 1845.

The site of this earth-house lies barely 200 yards NE of Rosgill School, on the steep left bank of the Rosgill River. The entrance passage ran under the surface of the ground at right angles to the burn but no trace of the building is now to be seen.
RCAHMS 1928.

There are no visible remains of this earth-house. The site of the entrance was pointed out and takes the form of a shallow depression in the bank of the burn which if extended would coincide with a stone-filled depression in the NE side of an old enclosure which may be part of the collapsed passage.
Visited by OS (C F W) 15 May 1961.

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Grid reference Centred NG 2804 4483 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG24SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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