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Unknown: Traigh Bhan, Fuday, Sound Of Barra


Site Name Unknown: Traigh Bhan, Fuday, Sound Of Barra

Classification Craft

Canmore ID 128643

Site Number NF70NW 8004

NGR NF 73678 09452

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Maritime - Western Isles
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NF70NW 8004 735 096

N57 3.6924 W7 23.2404

NLO: Traigh Bhan [name centred NF 740 095]

An Caolas Barrach (Sound of Barra) [name centred NF 75 09].

This 'boat wreck' measures about 60 ft (18.3m) by 10ft (3m) and the 'sternpost' stands 7ft (2.1m) above the sand. It is intermittently visible in the intertidal zone.

Information from Mr D Rixson, 26 March 1998.

NMRS, MS/829/12.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A144 A plank fragment and a brick were recovered from an unknown vessel found in an intertidal context on the Isle of Fuday, near Barra, Western Isles.

[Location cited as NF 737 095 and date as late 15th century, without description or cited evidence].

NMRS, MS/829/33.


Field Visit (6 August 2008 - 7 August 2008)

HEADLAND were commissioned by Historic Scotland to inspect the site of a wreck (NMRS Number: NF70NW 8004) on the island of Fuday in the Sound of Barra, and to prepare a report bringing together the results and analysis of previous assessment work with the results of the assessment carried out as part of the present commission

Reference (February 2009)

Assessment of samples and suggestions for dating strategy.


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