MHG27372 - Township, Camas Ghaoideil (Gaoth Dail ), Rhu


Township at Camas Ghaoideil (Gaoth Dail ), Rhu

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

What may be a township comprising five unroofed buildings and a field is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxv). Four unroofed buildings and a field are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

The following new sites were recorded in a desk-based survey and field inspection in four areas proposed for natural woodland regeneration.
NM 6709 8444 Four rectilinear structures.
NM 6720 8456 Three rectilinear structures.
NM 6719 8443 Rectilinear structures: a drystone house with turf-covered foundation immediately to its S. A second drystone house lies c30m E of the first, with a possible lean-to structure on the N side.
A report is lodged with the NMRS. Sponsor: Scottish Woodlands Ltd. D Alexander 1995. <1>

Gaoth Dail was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al. The northern half of the area is now covered in very rough grazing; tussock grass, rushes, low scrub, birch trees and a shallow loch, Loch Dubh. The southern half is a bowl of still better pasture now increasingly covered with soft rush. This area descends from 50 m above sea level to the shore for c. 350 m north to south and a maximum of 150 m east to west and is surrounded by an extant dry stonewall with several substantial roofless buildings . To the north and west of the walled pasture under the rougher pasture, are extensive areas of old cultivation rigs or feannagan. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs <3>

1st Edition OS 6" <4>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6709 8428 (304m by 588m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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