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Skye, Coille Gaireallach

Burnt Mound (Iron Age), Roundhouse (Iron Age)

Site Name Skye, Coille Gaireallach

Classification Burnt Mound (Iron Age), Roundhouse (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 331635

Site Number NG51NE 85

NGR NG 59770 19880

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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


External Reference (2011)

Round house, one of 29 identified in a walkover survey as part of the High Pasture Cave and Environs project (site LS06). Diameter 14m, with a rubble-filled stone built wall of approximately 1.6m width. It is situated 30m above sea level, and has a SE facing entrance. The round house and associated burnt mound were excavated in 2011, and dated to the middle Iron Age (370-170BC). Finds included pottery, lithics, hearth slabs, charcoals, burnt bone and carbonised seed and a soapstone tuyure fragment.

Wildgoose, M. And Glover, S. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) and Environs Project, Landscape Evaluation Data Structure Report 2006-2010.

Information from the ARCH Community Timeline Course, 2011


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