MHG27220 - Building, Allt a' Ghoirtein


Building, Allt a' Ghoirtein

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A single unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet lxii), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1972).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 26 July 1996.

Ard (Achatatoil)

These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.

Site 1352. First identified in 2008, this building lies below a rocky outcrop and measures c.11.5m NE-SW x 4m NW-SE externally. It has double faced walls, made up of large angular boulders with rubble fill. The walls are c.0.8m wide and generally stand c.0.6m high, though at their highest point, they are c.0.8m in height. The external corners are rounded, the internal corners square. There is an entrance in the NNE wall, which is c.0.9m wide, but has been blocked. <1>

Note; Site not visible on Aps so location approximate. (T Blackie 2/7/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 7740 1392 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG71SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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