MHG5310 - Broadford


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  • SOUTERRAIN (Undated)

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NG62SW 15 c 64 23

About 1880 an earth-house was discovered by a labourer ploughing in a field called "Goirtean nan h-uamha" (the field of the cave). A subterranean passage was found extending about 100ft towards the sea, and capacious enough to admit a person on all-fours. It terminated in a circular chamber, which contained some sheep-bones, a few cinders and a quern.
G L Gomme 1886; RCAHMS 1928; D Lamont 1913.

All knowledge of this earth-house and its site seems to have been lost, even the field name is no longer recognised.
Visited by OS (C F W) 13 June 1961.

Gomme, G L (ed.), 1886, The Gentleman's Magazine library: being a classified collection of the contents of the Gentleman's Magazine from 1731 to 1868: archaeology, pt 1, 175-6 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2270.

Lamont, D, 1913, Strath: in Skye, 9 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2404.

RCAHMS, 1928, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles, 215, No. 677 (Text/Report). SHG2656.

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Grid reference Centred NG 6400 2300 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG62SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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