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Borg Boat Houses

Site/Artefact
Borg farm number 93

Type
Boat house sites

Site Number
Nr. 14

NGO Grid Reference
23357,0
1142187,1

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diagram - Borg Boat Houses

Description
National Registrations in 1979 localised several Boat house-sites along the Inner fjord at Borg. All sites belong to farm nr. 93/11, 500 m North east of Borge Church. Situated North:

1.   Boat-house, 16 x 10 m (outer measurements), 0, 5-0, 7 m and 4 m west above high tide measures. A modern boat house is built at the upper end of the site.

10 m south, south west of the western part of site nr. 1:

2.     Boat house, 36 x 10 m (outer measurements) and 1,5-2 m above  and 4 m West of the high tide.

60 m south of the eastern part of site nr. 1:

3.    Boat house, 26 x 11 m (outer measurements), 0, 7-0, 8 m aboveand 4 m west of the high tide.

Along the northern side of site nr. 3:

4.    Possible Boat house, 7 x 1, 5 m (inner measurements).

C. 30 m N of site nr. 1:

5.   Modern Boat house, 6 x 2 m (inner measurements), 0.5-0, 7 m above and c. 5 m west of the high tide.

Close to boathouses nr.4 and 5, two possible burial mounds have been localised. One of these is not visible today.

Around the inner and outer Borgpollen, 20 Boat house sites are localised (Nilsen 1998). 6 of these can be related to the Borg area. Small scale investigations were carried through by I. Holand in 1989, and detailed records made by Nilsen 1998.

14 C datings from several sites indicate use between AD 892-1026.

Finds from the excavation: Slag-and iron fragments, boat nails, and a piece of slate.

The boat-house sites around the fjord of Borg indicate an active use from Iron Age up to Medieval Times. 5 boat house sites are more than 15 m in length and the largest is registrated with inner measurement of 21,5 m and 22 m.

Other farms in the area with registered boat-houses:  

Hagvaag, (4), Boestad, (2), Rystad, (3), Li, (4), Sletteng (1), Knutstad (1) (Nilsen 1998)

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Private property

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts

1. Borg
2. Buksnesfjorden
3. Bøstad
4. Eggum
5. Einangen
6. Eltoft
7. Holsneset
8. Holsøya
9. Kvalnes
10. Moland
11. Nykmark
12. Skjerpen
13. Trollsteinen
14. Uttakleiv
15. Vendalsjord
16. The Stone Crosses
17. Malnes
18. Borg Burial Mounds
19. Borg Burial Mounds
20. Borg Roman House Site
21. Borg House Remains I:Ia
23. Borg I:Ib
24. Borg House Remains
25. Borg - Midden

26. Borg House Site
27. Borg House Sites
28. Borg Farm Ruins
29. Borg Medieval Sites
30. Borg Burial Mounds
31. Borg Possible Settlement
32. Borg Medieval House Site
33. Borg Boat Houses
34. Burial Mound
35. Burial Mound
36. Borg Burial Mound
37. Borg Modern Church
38. Bøstad Burial Cairn
39. Bøstad Removed Burials
40. Bøstad - Courtyard
41. Boat House and Burial
42. Bøstad House Sites
43. Bøstad Farm Mound
44. Rystad Boat Houses
45. Rystad Burial Mound
46. Burial and Farm Mound
47. Rystad Burial Mound
48. Rystad - Burials
49. Rystad Burial Cairn
50. Handberg Charcoal-Pits

51. Handberg Farm Mound
52. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 1
53. Handberg Charcoal Pit -2
54. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 3
55. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 4
56. Handberg Charcoal Pits
57. Handberg Charcoal Pit
58. Vendalsjord
59. Lie Burial Mound
60. Lie Boat House
61. Lie
62. Løvdal
63. Borgfjord Indre
64. Sletteng
65. Borgfjord Ytre
66. Ytre Borgfjord - Burial
67. Borgfjord Ytre
68. Ytre Borgfjord
69. Borgfjord Ytre
70. Hagvåg Boat House
71. Hagvåg Burial Mound
72. Hagvåg Bridge Construction
73. Evjen Farm Mound

 

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