NJ5005 : Culsh Earth House

taken 1 year ago, near to Culsh, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

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Culsh Earth House
Culsh Earth House
Were it not for the large road sign (in the background), you would have difficulty locating this souterrain.
Despite their name, earth houses were not dwellings but cellars, built partly or wholly underground and alongside or attached to houses above ground. They are also known by their French name, souterrain, because they are a widespread type of building found also in Brittany, Cornwall and Ireland. No evidence has been found to show exactly what was stored in them, but grain and other foodstuffs is a distinct possibility. The likely date is from about 400BC to the 1st or 2nd centuries AD.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Souterrain 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5048 0548 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:8.2524N 2:49.1889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5048 0547
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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