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Skye, Buaile Mhor

Building (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Skye, Buaile Mhor

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 311829

Site Number NG61SE 50

NGR NG 69416 10378

NGR Description Centre of building

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

A round-ended rectangular building was recorded on a SE facing slope, c 240m NW of Barabhaig sheepfold NG61SE 45, by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in November 2000 (site 19). It is aligned NNE - SSW and measures 12m x 4m, with a centrally placed entrance in the E wall. In front of the entrance is a rectangular hollow, probably a midden, defined by a low wall 7m x 5m.

Aerial photography shows an irregularly shaped enclosure attached to the back (W) wall of the building and extensive rig and furrow surrounding the the site to the N and S, which is intersected by lengths of dykes. A straight section of dyke, aligned WSW - ENE, lying c50m N of the building may preserve the outline of an earlier building.

Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, July 2011.


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