South Dell (Scottish Gaelic: Dail-bho-Dheas) is a village on the Isle of Lewis in the community of Ness, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. South Dell is within the parish of Barvas,[1] and is situated alongside the A857.[2] The Dell River separates South and North Dell.[3] The artists David Greenall and Ruth O'Dell live in South Dell.[4]

South Dell
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Dail bho Dheas, South Dell
South Dell is located in Outer Hebrides
South Dell
South Dell
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
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OS grid referenceNB483614
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CountryScotland
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Postcode districtHS2
Dialling code01851
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58°28′08″N 6°19′01″W / 58.469°N 6.317°W / 58.469; -6.317Coordinates: 58°28′08″N 6°19′01″W / 58.469°N 6.317°W / 58.469; -6.317

ArchaeologyEdit

Two bronze swords from the 8th century BC were discovered in South Dell, in 1891–2.[1] A wooden bowl, tentatively attributed to the Iron Age, and a flint arrowhead have also been found in South Dell.[5][6]

Near South Dell is the site of Dunasbroc, an archaeological site on top of a stack. It was surveyed several times by archaeologists in 1978, 1996 and as part of the STAC: The Severe Terrain Archaeological Campaign project which ran from 2003 to 2005. This last project also conducted some archaeological excavations that found the site was occupied in the Neolithic and Iron Age periods. It may have been burnt down in the Iron Age as well but this less certain.[7][8]

Some of the artefacts from the excavation are on display in the Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean.[9]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lewis, South Dell, Aird". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ "A857". Sabre. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Dell River from The Gazetteer for Scotland". www.scottish-places.info. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Painters & Sculptors". An Lanntair. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Lewis, South Dell". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Lewis, South Dell". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Vol 36 (2009): STAC: The Severe Terrain Archaeological Campaign - investigation of stack sites of the Isle of Lewis 2003-2005 | Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports". journals.socantscot.org. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Lewis, Dunasbroc | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  9. ^ Archivist. "Sònraichte Project – Archaeology assemblages from stack sites: Dunasbroc | Museum & Tasglann nan EileanMuseum & Tasglann nan Eilean". Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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