MHG30566 - Ballast Mound, Eilean Choinnich


Ballast Mound, Eilean Choinnich

Type and Period (1)

  • BALLAST MOUND (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Eilean Choinich burial isle

This area was recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 394. An extensive ballast beach appears to more or less surround the burial isle. There are neat rows and piles of stones of various sizes dotted around several hectares of the sandy beach which stretches out into Barrisdale bay and the channel leading into the Inner Loch. It is understood from local anecdotal evidence that the dumping of ballast was controlled by the landowners. Boats were not allowed to dump ballast wherever they wanted. Much more research is required on this subject. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2010 APs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 8720 0617 (432m by 396m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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