MHG30564 - Platforms, Camas nan Doth


Platforms, Camas nan Doth

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

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Camas nan Doth
This is a small grassy indent into the west side of the peninsular at Caolasmor. There are only three sites here, none of them buildings. This side of the peninsular is very exposed, and collects piles of flotsam and jetsam. The translation of this Gaelic name could be"the bay of the scorching", which has intrigued the survey team. The only scorching visible is by salt spray to the trees on this side of the peninsular, which also have few lower branches. There is no archaeology to shed any other light on this name. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 22. The site lies at the back of the deep grassy indent, with wooded cliffs on both sides. It is a raised platform, c 5m square, defined by cliffs at the back on 2 sides and a scatter of boulders on the other 2 sides. There may be a second narrow platform above the first, set into the cliff. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 8869 0684 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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