MHG27370 - Longhouse, possible byre and building, Sandaig (Allt Sanntaig), Rhu


Ruined longhouse with possible byre, flat platform and adjacant building at Sandaig (Allt Sanntaig), Rhu

Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An unroofed long building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxv) and is shown with two compartments on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974) in addition to another unroofed building.
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

Sandaig, overlooking the sea to the south of the peninsula, was a significant settlement of at least eight sub rectangular features and several smaller structures possibly used for storage. It was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 6. A substantial ruin in 2 compartments. NE building c. 5m wide and 6m long possible byre. Attached house c. 7x8m. Doorways to each building on SE side. Possible windows on bigger building on SE and NW side. Extant walls between one and one and a half metres high. Bigger building in better condition than the other. A well built flat platform c. 1 ½ m wide runs along the SE (door) side of the buildings.

Site 7. A small ruin of c. 4 x 5 mtrs with walls to around a metre high all round. One small entrance on the SE side.

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NM 6556 8375 (33m by 23m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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