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Galmisdale, house 300m NNE of Rubh' an Tangaird, Eigg

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8737 / 56°52'25"N

Longitude: -6.1413 / 6°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 147753

OS Northings: 783458

OS Grid: NM477834

Mapcode National: GBR CB6K.CS7

Mapcode Global: WGZBS.MHSC

Entry Name: Galmisdale, house 300m NNE of Rubh' an Tangaird, Eigg

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2004

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11000

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an oval house of prehistoric date. Its plan suggests a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date.

The monument lies in an area of rough grassland, at about 50m OD. The house foundation is oval, measuring 12m E-W by 8m N-S, over walls 2m to 3m in width. The broad entrance is at the E end. The walls are stony and turf-covered with many of the facing stones still in-situ, some blocks measuring as much as 1m by 0.5m. A less substantial rectangular foundation abuts the main structure to the S, measuring 7m E-W and 3m N-S, over walls 1m thick and an entrance to the W.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains of the house and annexe as described and an area around them within which evidence relating to their construction and occupation is likely to survive. It is rectangular on plan, measuring 25m N-S by 30m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as an unusual type of prehistoric house, with potential to contribute to understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NM48SE 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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