- (in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island.
- a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
Origin of crannog
Examples from the Web for crannog
Historical Examples of crannog
Until recent years no Crannog had been found in this country.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
The loch having been drained away, we proceeded to exfoliate the crannog.
In the Crannog of Lochlee, near Tarbolton, a bronze pin was found (fig. 218), the head of which was inclosed in a ring.The Swastika
Evidently they were kitchen waste from the crannog, drifted to that quarter before the prevailing south-west wind.
A crannog, or insulated fortress, usually constructed on piles in a loch; the same word as crannag, a pulpit.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
- an ancient Celtic lake or bog dwelling dating from the late Bronze Age to the 16th century ad, often fortified and used as a refuge