MHG12125 - Torgawn

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Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC23SW 9 209 326.

'On NE bank of burn at seaward edge of wood, 70m from road B 869, three-roomed dwelling 18 x 4.7m.'
T C Welsh 1970. <1>

A long stone house, aligned E/W remains with an enclosure surrounding it. The site is located in woodland on the NE bank of the River Allt A Ghamhna, close to mouth of Loch A Chairn Bhain. The remnants of the drystone constucted dwelling house comprise three rooms. The two smaller rooms at the E end of the house are c. 5m and 4m long by 4.5m wide, the walls are 0.6m wide. The largest room at the W end is c. 9.5m long by 5.5m wide, with walls 0.8m wide; the wall of this larger roon rotrudes toward the river. The maximum remaining height of house walls is to 1.2m.
At east end of the house a triangular enclosure with drystone walls, a maximum of 1m high and 15m in length was observed. A further section of walling was noted to the NW of the house c.2m long x 1.3m high. There was no indication that this wall connected to any of the others. <2>


<1> Welsh, T C, 1970, 'Torgawn, Kylesku, dwelling', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1970, p.48, 48 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1747.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 170, p.148 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2089 3260 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC23SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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