MHG30537 - Building, Allt Gormaig


Building, Allt Gormaig

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Allt Gormaig
This is an area of steep rocky shore-line, with small bays in between, all with cleared landing places, and one or two huts. At the foot of the Allt Gormaig there is a fluvial fan with several small but substantial scattered stone buildings, and a small amount of cultivated ground. The walls of all but one of the buildings still stand in some cases to wall head height. There are also a few roughly built huts, but none of the better buildings show signs of adaptation or re-use. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 34. The remains of a building, c 4.5m x 3.5m external, with substantial well built walls, c lm to 1.2m wide, and standing consistently to lm high. The entrance is in the SE corner, partially blocked by some fallen stones. There is a linear stone setting dividing the building inside into 2 parts. A wattle divider may have sat on this stone setting. There is no evidence of a paved floor, but there is a small aumbray in the SW corner. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 APs <2>

Note; This building appears to have been surveyed twice in 2002. (T.Blackie 9/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 8970 0710 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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