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Bøstad - Courtyard

Site/Artefact
Bøstad farm number 92

Type
Courtyard

Site Number
Nr. 15

NGO Grid Reference
23275,8
1142464,0

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photo Bøstad farm number 92

Description
Plan drawing illustrating the Bøstad Ring-formed Courtyard.

The Courtyard was identified by Johansen in 1974, but it was known earlier locally. Today the site remains are visible as 4 kinds of house foundations, situated next to each other in a half oval formation. The surrounding area indicates remains of several house foundations, destroyed by modern activity.

Localisation: The site is situated close inner Borg fjord in outlaying fields, about 75 m away from the sea. Borge Church lies 800 m towards SW. The Iron Age farm at Bøstad lies just beneath the mountain area about 1 km to the W. Two huge boathouse sites (over 15m long, see also boathouse sites nr. 15) are situated between 150-300 m NE of the Courtyard. According to Johansen, the size of the Courtyard has parallels with the Courtyard localised at the nearby Island, Gimsøy.

National Registrations of the Courtyard in 1978 gave following measures:

It is hard to localise more foundations at the surface, but the Courtyard was probably covering a larger area. Situated further north, 4 smaller pits have been localised: 0, 5- 1,75 m in diam, 0,3-0,4 m deep. Such pits could represent cooking pits.

Dating: Neither the site at Bøstad nor Gimsøy has been excavated, but investigations from parallel sites in Northern Norway, their shape and size (like the sites at Leknes, Bø and Åse) indicate Early Iron Age dating (Johansen 1978).

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Private property

References

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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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