Erisco

Erisco is the best example of a depopulated 'improvements' township in the Isle of Skye. It comprises some 8 ruined houses with byres and out-buildings, the majority of which survive to the wall-head and retain their internal sub-divisions.

 

They vary between 40-60ft in length and about 15ft in width and are constructed of large drystone walling, the corners being but very slightly rounded. The houses of Erisco are placed in a line along the township enclosure wall at the head of the crofts which are regularly spaced and of about equal acreage.

 

In and about the area are earlier type houses with lazy-bed cultivations, probably the remnants of the earlier township.

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