MHG14396 - Charcoal burning platforms, Camas Salach
Several charcoal burning platforms situated along the steep slopes within a late 18th-century woodland enclosure.
Type and Period (2)
- (Former Type) PLATFORM (Undated)
- CHARCOAL BURNING PLATFORM (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The platforms here are reported as being on both sides of the burn and above the present tree line. No details have been given of their size or type of construction.
Information from J.K.
See assoc. docs. File. <1>
A number of charcoal-burner's platforms were identified during an archaeological survey of this National Nature Reserve undertaken in 1999. The report describes seven such platforms, which are believed to be associated with a late 18th-century woodland enclosure. It is noted that more platforms may lie undetected in the overgrown vegetation. It is also noted that recent excavations in mid-Argyll suggest that charcoal burners re-used earlier house platforms, two of which were radiocarbon dated to the 11th century AD, therefore these platforms could potentially be of much greater antiquity than previously assumed. <2>
These charcoal-burners platforms are presumed to equate to the features mentioned in <1>. The platforms have yet to be indexed or mapped individually. See the fieldwork report (above) for full details. <3>
- <1> Verbal Communication: Member of public. SMR information. J Kirby.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, J G. 09/1999. An Archaeological survey of Glencripesdale National Nature Reserve, Morvern, Argyll. Unaffiliated. 30/09/1999. Digital (scanned as PDF). pp 8-9, Sites 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 685 606 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (0)
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.