The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Grimsay Wheelhouse

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


The Lost Wheelhouses of Uist

Link to small book mentioned in greywether's field notes.

The Lost Wheelhouses of Uist - a guide to some of the excavated wheelhouses of North & South Uist
thelonious Posted by thelonious
25th August 2017ce
Edited 25th August 2017ce

Comments (2)

This is a fascinating link, thank you for posting it. The summary says wheelhouses are only found in the Western Isles and Shetland (possible also the coastal areas of Caithness). How very interesting - I have visited Jarlshof on Shetland which is unique inasmuch its use spans approximately 4000 years.
tjj Posted by tjj
26th August 2017ce
Hi tjj. It's a good guide and really makes me want to visit the Uists again. Particularly this site at Grimsay which looks fantastic. I've been lucky to visit Jarlshof too. The time span of the buildings there made my head spin a little. One of my favourite places I think. Odd that these wheelhouses are only found in a few areas. Why Shetland but not Orkney for instance? I do struggle with the differences between wheelhouses, aisled roundhouses and wags. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th August 2017ce
You must be logged in to add a comment