MHG18789 - Knockan

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Type and Period (1)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21SW 25 centred on 211 108

NC 210 107: Cathair a' Chnocain. OS 1:10560 map (1967)

A small knoll. The name means "Seat of the Hillock".
Name Book 1875. <1>

"Cathair", in NW Scotland, means a small mound or "Fairy Seat", not "fort" as in other parts.
W J Watson 1926. <2>

A township comprising 45 roofed and two unroofed buildings is depicted on 1st edition of OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xci). 16 roofed, one partially roofed and fourteen unroofed buildings, and four unroofed structures are shown on current edition of OS 1:10,560 map (1967).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 20 September 1995

The modern township of Knockan has grown from the original settlement depicted on early maps. Few traces of the early settlement survive, having been developed by modern construction. <3>


<1> Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 1, 230 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3339.


<2> Watson, W J, 1926, The history of the Celtic place-names of Scotland: being the Rhind lectures on archaeology (expanded) delivered in 1916, 222 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2918.


<3> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 111, p.119 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2109 1080 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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