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SOUTERRAIN

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A subterranean or partly subterranean chamber or passage. Often associated with an above ground structure.

Earth House (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
AISLED BUILDING A subrectangular dry-stone building with upright pillar stones set vertically around its inner wall-face, forming an 'aisle'. The pillar stones are single monoliths, and are often capped by a lintel which rests on the wall-head.
BROCH An Iron Age round defended house, found mainly in the north and west of Scotland. Brochs have a tapering profile and thick, usually hollow dry stone walls which contain galleries, cells and a stairway, with guard cells at the entrance.
HUT CIRCLE A low, circular or oval bank of turf, earth or stone, which represents the remains of a roundhouse of later prehistoric date.
ROUNDHOUSE A circular or sub-circular dwelling, largely timber-built, although it may have a stone or earth wall base.
SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURE An artificial feature located beneath ground level. Use specific term where known.
WHEELHOUSE A variant form of roundhouse, in which the roof was supported by internal stone piers radially disposed.

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