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North Uist, Screvan

Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name North Uist, Screvan

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 10437

Site Number NF97NW 5

NGR NF 9007 7862

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

NF97NW 5 9007 7862.

An earth-house in a sandy hillock at Screvan, on the E side of Port Nan Long, was partially excavated in 1887. The entrance, consisting of a short curved stairway, was found beneath a flagstone where a long low passage led into a large circular chamber. The falling in of the roof caused further investigation to be abandoned.

E Beveridge 1911.

The site of this earth-house could not be positively identified, but it may be an area of disturbed ground with scattered building material at NF 9007 7862.

Visited by OS (J T T) 26 June 1965.

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