MHG29932 - Hut, Allt Mhogh Sgeir


Hut, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a stone hut base on the N shore.
Possibly associated with the herring fishing at Loch Hourn in the 18th and 19th c.
Information from John Wombell.
J Aitken : 01/05/01.

Allt Mhogh Sgeir
The area covered by this name is focussed on a small fluvial delta, with two streams dividing it into three parts. The core area is roughly rectangular in shape, c 150m wide x 50m deep, on which there is a settlement and a fishing station. There are a few additional sites lying outwith the core area. The core area has been improved and appears to be quite fertile, but is covered by rampant bracken in the summertime, masking all of the structures and features.

It is a multi period area which may have been used over a long period of time. Some of the structures show evidence of alteration and re-use. No single historical reference was found to this place. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 377, NGR: 91480756, SMR: NG90NVV0236. The dry stone walls of a small hut, c 3m x 3m overall. Incorporates several large in-situ boulders into the walls. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9147 0756 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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