MHG27373 - Farmstead, Lón Liath, Torr Mor Ghaoideil, Rhu


Farmstead at Lón Liath, Torr Mor Ghaoideil, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

This site was visited in January 2011 by Ken and Jean Bowker of Moidart Local History Group. A brief report including photographs was submitted to the HER and is attached to this record. The buildings are described as follows:

"The main, more northerly building is approximately 10m by 4.5m and is aligned east / west, with rounded external corners and right-angled internal corners. It is well-built, but with no trace of internal walls. There is one door and two windows, in the south wall. The doorway has horizontal slots in it, perhaps for bars. The walls stand to roof height, about 1.66m high, along the south side and on both ends – but the north wall is largely tumbled and windows cannot be discerned. <1>

A walkover survey at Lón Liath was undertaken in 2015 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, covering a large level open field of old feannagan or rigs running north-east south-west for over 300 metres and over 80 metres at its widest point between the Lón Liath burn and the woodland.

Site 15a. On a level fairly exposed area 38 metres above sea level a large roofless building c.11 x 6 metres - the long side facing north/south. Doorway with windows on either side facing south – walls well built to 1 .5 meters with rounded corners but back north wall tumbled. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <3>

1st Edition OS 6" <4>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6740 8391 (13m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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