MHG30562 - Oval structure, Caolas Mor


Oval structure, Caolas Mor

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description


This is the low lying pasture on the point of the peninsular jutting out into the narrows. There are only a handful of structures and features in this area, and no apparent huts. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

The NOSAS report describes the area as;"Corran a Chaolais Mhoir. We have applied this place name to the low lying pasture on the point of the peninsular jutting out into the narrows, presumably cultivated in the past, although similar to the low ground at Allt Choire Reidh, in that it is very exposed to westerlies and salt spray, and it is hard to imagine crops surviving there, even though it looks idyllic on a nice sunny day."

Site: 24. A structure in the form of a raised oval area, c. 5.5m x 1.5m, with a slight depression to one end. There is nothing to suggest what it is, but one thought is that it could be the shadow left by an abandoned upturned boat. It sits within the area of drained pasture, with visible grassed over drainage ditches creating a chequerboard effect. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 8883 0661 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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