Lewis Coastal Chapel-Sites Survey 2007-8

Barrowman, R. (2008) Lewis Coastal Chapel-Sites Survey 2007-8. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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Walkover, topographic and geophysical survey was undertaken between March 2007 and February 2008 at the chapel-sites of Teampall Pheadair, Siadar, and Teampall Eoin, Bragar, on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. At Teampall Pheadair, eroding Iron Age structures were recorded below the later chapel. An enclosure and possible grave slabs were recorded from around the chapel-site, as well as the pre-crofting enclosure walls and a corn-drying kiln on the north side of the Teampall. Geophysical survey at this site confirmed the presence of earlier structures below the chapel-site. Topographic survey was carried out of the chapel building and later enclosures at Teampall Eoin, before further collapse of the chapel’s walls. The survey also recorded over 2,000 unmarked grave stones in the old cemetery around the Teampall. It involved a detailed contour survey of the sandy mound into which the chapel is set, with different alignments of grave slabs identified, and recorded the locations of roofing slates from the ruined chapel which had been re-used as grave markers. Topographic survey had also been planned at Tigh a’Bheannaich, Aird Uig, but had to be cancelled due to storms.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barrowman, Dr Rachel
Authors: Barrowman, R.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 Glasgow University
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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