MHG30538 - Buildings, Allt Gormaig


Buildings, 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: 35. The substantial remains of a building similar in construction to Site 34, situated further up the slope, beside the burn. It is c 5.5m long x 4m wide external, with well built walls of stone c lm thick, standing to a consistent level of c lm to 1.2m and to 1.5m at the N end where the building is set into the slope. There is an entrance c .6m wide in the S wall. There is stone paving in the N half of the building which is separated off by a setting of elongated stones, which possibly supported a wattle divider. There is a small nook in the inside wall beside the doorway. To the W of the building and attached at the N end is either a secondary building or an enclosure, c 2.5m wide and 5.5m long, with no wall on the S side. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 APs<2>

Note; Site appears to have surveyed twice (T.Blackie 11/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 8973 0713 (9m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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