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Sketch plan of Dun a Chaolais Bhatarsay, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/78

Scope and Contents

Sketch plan of Dun a Chaolais Bhatarsay [Dùn a' Chaolais, Bhataraisgh/Vatersay]. The sketch shows three concentric circles marked as ' Wall', 'Passage' and 'Wall', with their measurements noted. The circles are on a rounded oblong described as a 'Raised platform outside built of stones'. A compass is marked on teh sketch showing that the oblong runs north to south. A note written on what would be the west side of the dùn reads 'West Oscean (sic) not in sight - Rising hill between. Maoldonaich and open to Castlebay E[ast] S[outh] E[ast].' [Maol Dòmhnaich, Bàgh a' Chaisteil/Castlebay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]


  • Creation: 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm