MHG30557 - Building and wall, Caolas Mor

Summary

Building and wall, Caolas Mor

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Caolasmor
This is the area around the occupied cottages and buildings, none of which were included in the archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn recorded by NOSAS in 2002. From the public records and other sources, there is some historical information available on Caolasmor and the people who lived there, certainly relating to the latter part of the l9th century and of the 20th century. Caolasmor has a sheltered bay providing safe but relatively shallow anchorage with strong currents further out. There was a focus on fishing activity at Caolasmor at one time, and that a forester stayed there for several decades in the late 19th century, and a tailor. The forester also had an assistant at one time. Significantly, there are no temporary huts here. The NOSAS report noted that more detailed survey work is needed to explore the higher slopes for sheilings, boundary walls and peat cuttings.

Site: 29. The remains of a large building, c 12m long x 4m wide of dry stone construction, surviving as a back wall and two gable walls. The front wall has gone, but there are the footings of another wall running parallel to the main building which may either be another building or a garden wall. The NE gable survives to 4 courses. There is an entrance in the SE, and an internal division creating a room c 2m x 2.5m. <1>

1st Edition OS 6" <2>


<1> Wombell, J., 04/2002, Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn, p.40 Site 29 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21677.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1873-6, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire (Image/Map). SHG23755.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8919 0697 (7m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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