MHG18747 - Cnoc Na Gaoithe

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Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SW 28 227 122

An unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xci) but is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 map (1967).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 17 October 1995

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. The building is located on the lower slopes of a small hill c.50m E of the River Ledmore, sloping from NW-SE. The site consists of rough stone foundations of a small rectangular building c.10m long and 5m wide with a maximum surviving height of wall of 0.5m. It is oriented roughly E/W on its long axis. The construction is mostly of rough stones which do not appear to have been worked and are now almost covered by turf, suggesting turf may have been a significant structural component. An entrance approximately 1m wide was observed in the south wall but no internal walls or features were noted. The sites lies around 40m east of the previously quoted NGR. <1>

NGR adjusted, in line with <1>. This is the correct location, as shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping. <2>,<3>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 18, p.73 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<2> Carey, G, 2010-2011, Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG24799.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1878, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Sutherland (Image/Map). SHG23446.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2275 1220 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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