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North Uist, Loch An Aba, Eilean Nan Tighean

Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name North Uist, Loch An Aba, Eilean Nan Tighean

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 10190

Site Number NF85NW 6

NGR NF 8169 5971

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish North Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF85NW 6 8169 5971.

(NF 8169 5971) An island near the centre of Loch an Aba, called Eilean nan Tighean, is approached over a causeway from the south shore. The island shows traces of an enclosing wall and towards its N end are the remains of a large rectangular erection, 40 by 20ft, to the south of which have also stood two or three minor buildings.

E Beveridge 1911.

Loch an Aba has now dried up, leaving Eilean nan Tighean in an area of marshland. It is approached by a causeway c. 30.0m long, from the east side, at the west end of which are traces of a wall running N and S. Further traces of walling can be seen along the south and west sides of the island.

The rectangular building described by Beveridge has rounded corners and measures 13.0m NW to SE by 5.0m transversely, with grass-covered walls 0.7m high and 1.4m wide. The entrance is in the NE wall, on the NW side of which has been built a small internal sub-circular structure. No trace of any minor buildings could be found to the SE of the building, but the ground here is much disturbed, containing many amorphous mounds forming no definite pattern.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 17 June 1965.


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