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Raasay, Suisnish

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Raasay, Suisnish

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 276583

Site Number NG53NE 148

NGR NG 5599 3517

NGR Description Centred NG 5599 3517

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Portree
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG53NE 148 5599 3517 (centred)

An enclosure and structure were recorded here during a field survey of the Suisnish area of Raasay by ACFA, who have conducted surveys on the island every year since 1995. The enclosure is sub-rectangular and measures 13m x 11m and is bounded to the N, W and S by a low turf and stone bank. Within this enclosure is a much later (thought to be early 20th century) stone building. This building measures 4.9m x 3.9m and has walls 0.6m thick. The walls are double-faced with a rubble core and stand to a maximum height of 1.7m, although the building is in a dangerous condition and collapsing. The E wall has a centrally-placed entrance. The remains of a wood and corrugated iron roof lie to one side and would have covered all or part of the structure. It is thought the building was a farm store or byre and not a dwelling house.

J Macdonald, J Scott Wood 2005


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