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Lewis, Cunndal

Lazy Beds (Post Medieval)

Site Name Lewis, Cunndal

Classification Lazy Beds (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Butt Of Lewis

Canmore ID 270561

Site Number NB56NW 29

NGR NB 5150 6560

NGR Description Centred on NB 5150 6560

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NB56NW 29 centred on 5150 6560

A large expanse of lazy bed cultivation with different alignments stretches from the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (NB56NW 8) to Cunndal. It is overlain by the linear fields of the improved crofts at Eoropie to the E and is probably a continuation of the field-system depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis, Ross-shire 1853, sheet 1) to the SW (NB56NW 19). Considered together with the cultivation remains visible on the NE coast (NB56NW 28), this expanse represents a very large area of cultivation subsequently abandoned.

Information from RCAHMS (SMDG) 1 February 2005

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