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Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay with accompanying sketch, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/36

Scope and Contents

Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the houses at Aoi [Uidh] which had been left by families who moved to Paible [Paibeil] including 'a nice box of a house in front with one chim[ney] & plastered' and their situation as being in a 'beautiful spot'. The accompanying sketch is of Clach an Teampuill which is on Croc an Teampuill [Cnoc an Teampuill] and noted are its dimensions, that it is made of grey granite and that its situation is evidently that of a former chapel. Carmichael notes that Uidh is covered by the sea at high tide and the situation of Siatar [Sheadar] which has 'a small knoll half of which is down with the tide wi[th] a tunga [tomb] big stones fal[len] & on up half full of pebbles'. Written transversely over the text is 'See paper in Geographical Magazine for Aug[ust] 1886'.

Dates

  • 9 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm