MHG30541 - Buildings, Caolas an Loch Bhig


Buildings, Caolas an Loch Bhig

Type and Period (2)

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

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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 6; The footings of 2, possibly 3 buildings, all adjoining, just above the shoreline. The central building is the most defined of the group, and is sub-rectangular, c 3.5m x 2.5m internally. The possible building to the east may have been a storage but or boat shelter, whist the scant remains to the west may have been a more temporary building, or net drying / repairing area. There is also a small unrecorded platform, in one corner of the substantial stony beach fronting the buildings, formed by a single course retaining wall of large boulders, now eroded by the sea. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 28/2/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9377 0740 (16m by 16m) Indicative centroid
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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