MHG30558 - Shelter? Caolas Mor


Shelter? Caolas Mor

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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: 28. A structure situated on the wooded promontory overlooking the valley between Caolasmor and Camas nan Gall. The structure is a possible shelter set into the natural rock face, the base of which is a level grassed area c 6.5m x 4m. The N edge is formed by large upright boulders set into the slope, with a possible E entrance. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 13/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 8908 0686 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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