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Lewis, South Dell

Bowl (Wood)

Site Name Lewis, South Dell

Classification Bowl (Wood)

Alternative Name(s) Airds

Canmore ID 4376

Site Number NB46SE 2

NGR NB 4745 6178

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

NB46SE 2 4745 6178.

A wooden bowl, 9 1/2 ins in diameter by 5 ins in depth, was found during peat-digging at Airds, South Dell. It is cut out of the solid and the sides are about 1 3/8 ins thick. It was purchased for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS, Accession no. SFA 13) in 1909. Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1910.

The find-spot of the bowl was pointed out by Mr Smith (A Smith, 3 Aird, Barvas, Lewis) at NB 4745 6178.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 June 1969.

This bowl, in the Museum, could be of any date up to the 18th/19th century.

Information from D Clarke (NMAS) to OS, 15 February 1971.

Unfinished carved bowl, tentatively attributed to the Iron Age and held in the National Museum of Scotland under accession numbers ME 401 and SFA 13.

C Earwood 1993.


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