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Lewis, Eoropie

Lazy Beds (Post Medieval)

Site Name Lewis, Eoropie

Classification Lazy Beds (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Butt Of Lewis

Canmore ID 270560

Site Number NB56NW 28

NGR NB 5272 6541

NGR Description Centred on NB 5272 6541

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barvas
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB56NW 28 centred on 5272 6541

A large expanse of lazy bed cultivation with different alignments fringes the NE coast from the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (NB56NW 8) to Dun Eistean (NB56NW 1). The linear fields of the improved crofts overlie these cultivation remains, but considered together with the cultivation remains visible at Cunndal (NB56NW 29) and further SW (NB56NW 19), this expanse represents a very large area of cultivation subsequently abandoned.

Information from RCAHMS (SMDG) 1 February 2005

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