MHG27917 - Charcoal burning platform, Allt Coire an Eich


A possible charcoal burning platform recorded during walkover survey.

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NN61SE 41 1652 6167 and 1643 6161

Two possible charcoal burning platforms (NMRS MS 738/31, nos.18 and 23) were located during a pre-afforestation survey by AOC (Scotland Ltd). That to the NE ((NMRS MS 738/31, no.18) is situated on a N-facing slope and measures 11.5m from E to W by 9m. The N, or downslope, edge is built up to 0.5m in height and levelled into the hillside to a depth of 0.5m on the upslope, or S, side. Traces of an open-ended enclosure abut the N side of the platform.
The second platform (NMRS MS 738/31, no.23) lies about 100m to the SW at NN 1643 6161. It is situated on a steep N-facing slope and measures 7m by 5m in diameter. It is levelled into the hillside to up to 1m in depth and on the downslope side. There is a slight lip along the leading edge of the platform which is revetted and terraced out to 0.9m in height on the N side.
C Burgess (AOC (Scotland Ltd)) March 1996; NMRS MS 738/31 nos.18 and 23 (42/2 and 37/1) <1>

Now separated into two records. This location refers to Site 18. For site 23, see MHG54168. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NN 1651 6166 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN16SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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