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A small, sometimes partly artificial, island with evidence of buildings and other structures related to domestic occupation, generally of medieval date.


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ARTIFICIAL ISLAND An artificial island with no visible traces of occupation.
CRANNOG An island, partly or wholly artificial, often formed by dumping timber, earth and stones and revetted with timber piles or a palisade. Built in a loch, wetland or estuary and dating from prehistory to medieval.
FORTIFIED ISLAND An island, natural or partly artificial, with evidence for a defensive perimeter wall. Use more specific terms where possible.
HOUSE A building designed for human habitation, usually as a permanent dwelling. Use specific term where known. Linked Data resource