MHG22 - Charcoal burning platforms, Druim Nan Sloc


Several charcoal burning platforms situated along the steep slopes within a late 18th-century woodland enclosure.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) PLATFORM (Unknown date)
  • CHARCOAL BURNING PLATFORM (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Recessed platforms: details available from the Forest District Manager, Lochaber Forest District Office, Torlundy.
J E Kirby 1993 <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 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>

At least some of 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>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NM 692 617 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM66SE
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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