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Benbecula, Rossinish

Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Benbecula, Rossinish

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rosinish; Roisinis

Canmore ID 10197

Site Number NF85SE 5

NGR NF 873 537

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NF85SE 5 873 537

In 1964 Master Kenneth Maclean, Daliburgh, donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) potsherds of post-Roman type, an iron nail, and two small perforated pieces of bronze, from sand-dunes at Rossinish, Benbecula - approx. NF 870 538.

Information from NMAS letter of acknowledgement, 21 April 1964.

Master Maclean, the finder and donor, is at present in Edinburgh. No further information.

Visited by OS (E G C) 6 June 1965.

A wind-eroded, machair hillock has produced evidence, some of it structural, for beaker-period to medieval occupation and cultivation.

I A G Shepherd and A N Tuckwell 1974, 1976 and 1977.

Cultivation dated to 1900 BC +/- 75 and 1970 BC +/- 60.

I A G Shepherd 1979.


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