MHG30540 - Lazy Beds, Caolas an Loch Bhig


Lazy Beds, Caolas an Loch Bhig

Type and Period (1)

  • LAZY BEDS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Caolas an Loch Beag
This is the tidal narrows at the entrance to Loch Beag. There is evidence of buildings close to the shoreline, with a small area of lazy beds alongside, and another much larger area of lazy beds some distance up the hillside. Higher still, there is evidence of further land improvement and more lazy beds, which may or may not be associated with the buildings down near to the shore. Directly opposite, on the south bank of the narrows, (not in the survey area), are the footings of two more small rectilinear buildings and a few lazy beds. At a low spring tide the occupants of the two sides would have been able to conduct a conversation over the narrow channel. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 5. An area of 7 lazy beds close to building Site 6, with a small burn running down through the area. The beds are c 1.5 to 2m wide, and 5.5m to 8.5m long. They are well sheltered. A possible path runs above the beds up to another area of lazy beds, and the path which goes from Kinloch Hourn to Torrachoit. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9374 0742 (25m by 34m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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