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Settlement remains at Mealista, Isle of Lewis 3D Model
Mealista, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
The area shown in the 3D model comprises of a medieval or post medieval settlement, a graveyard, footings of a church, part of a Second World War radar station and cultivation remains. Prehistoric midden material has also been found eroding next to the sea.
Part of this site (annotation 1) is called ‘Tigh Nan Cailleachan Dubha’ translated as being ‘House of the Old Black Women’ and interpreted as being the site of a Dominican Nunnery, although there is no documentary evidence to suggest there was ever a nunnery here. The Ordnance Survey Name Book compiled around the 1850s states that the famous Lewis Chessmen were found here.
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Grid Reference: NA 991 240
Photographed: 7 September 2018 Vertical Kite Aerial Photographs were used in the model Model created: September 2018 using Agisoft PhotoScan standard