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Harris, Aird Nisabost

Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Harris, Aird Nisabost

Classification Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Aird Niosaboist

Canmore ID 10537

Site Number NG09NW 9

NGR NG 0422 9719

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG09NW 9 0422 9719.

On the summit of Aird Nisabost at 61m OD is a circular enclosure measuring c. 60 yards in diameter, formed by a bank and ditch. The bank measures c. 8ft wide and c.4ft above the ditch, beyond which are traces of another, but slighter bank.

Information contained in letter from J W Dickson Stow House

Westerfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, (Ref:D/111) to RCAHMS 30 June 1984.

Further bank-and-ditch enclosures are located adjacent to the circular one described above. Visible on aerial photographs lodged in the NMRS (E95149-50PO), the enclosures were probably used for agriculture, and are arranged around the summit of Aird Nisabost. Other enclosures are visible to the N (NG09NW 20) and the W (NG09NW 19).

Information from RCAHMS (SWC) 15 June 2004

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