MHG29765 - Building, Caolas Mor


Building, Caolas Mor

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This is the area around the occupied cottages and buildings, none of which were included in the archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn recorded by NOSAS in 2002. From the public records and other sources, there is some historical information available on Caolasmor and the people who lived there, certainly relating to the latter part of the l9th century and of the 20th century. Caolasmor has a sheltered bay providing safe but relatively shallow anchorage with strong currents further out. There was a focus on fishing activity at Caolasmor at one time, and that a forester stayed there for several decades in the late 19th century, and a tailor. The forester also had an assistant at one time. Significantly, there are no temporary huts here. The NOSAS report noted that more detailed survey work is needed to explore the higher slopes for sheilings, boundary walls and peat cuttings.

Site: 276. A substantial rectangular building, c. 1 lm long and 5m wide external, with walls standing to 1.5m high, of dry construction using dressed stone. The N wall appears to have been rebuilt. The S wall has a blocked up entrance lm wide in the centre. The present entrance also lm wide is in the E half of the building. There is no evidence of any internal walls or cruck slots, and no evidence of windows. There is a ditch running behind the length of the N wall. There is a jetty (see MHG29767) close by in front of the building and evidence of a made up and revetted terrace in front of the building, continuing W beyond it. Use of the building may have changed over time. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2010 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8930 0696 (11m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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