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Archaeological notes on ruins at Croice near Bornish, 19 March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/67

Scope and Contents

Archaeological notes on ruins at Croice near Bornish [Cròic a Deas, Bornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing Carmichael's visit there, how he was looking at and for the ruins as well as a description of what he found including that the scattered remains of a building could be found within half a foot at low water on the spring tide, that in digging down a few inches he found remains of a plant and peat moss with sand and gravel and the hard buttresses 'like broken pieces of old ruins elsewhere', and that he noticed lime and large calks of pure sand.


  • Creation: 19 March 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 15v, line 5 to folio 15v, line 23

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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