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Harris, Nisabost, Traigh Iar

Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Harris, Nisabost, Traigh Iar

Classification Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 269182

Site Number NG09NW 19

NGR NG 0380 9715

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 19 0380 9715

Two sub-rectangular bank-and-ditch earthwork enclosures, probably used for agriculture, are situated on a headland at the N edge of the Traigh Lar. Each measures about 30m by 30m although the northernmost is already being eroded along its N edge. Both appear to be contained within the promontory by a ditch about 80m long and 10m wide extending from an area of erosion in the N to the S. Alternatively, this ditch may be the grassed remains of an older extension to the same erosion scar. Further sub-circular bank-and-ditch earthwork enclosures (NG09NW 9) of about the same dimensions are located about 150m to the E, in the immediate vicinity of the standing stone (NG09NW 4).

Information from RCAHMS (SWC) 15 June 2004

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