MHG30579 - Building and hut, Cnap an t Sear


Building and hut, Cnap an t Sear

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Cnap an t Sear
The sites in this area were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. It is almost certain that a farmstead once occupied much of the ground here, with the dwelling house being close to the shore in the shelter of the Cnap an t Sear. To date, no historical evidence has been found referring to this place, but higher up above the house site there is a remarkably well laid out field system, with walls and ditches, and areas of lazy beds, which will require considerable further survey. There is clear evidence of later alterations to the main house with one or possibly two but structures built within it.

Site: 166. The tumbled and moss / bracken covered remains of a roughly square building, possibly a later hut, or part of the primary building which was probably the original dwelling house. Size c 4m x 4.5m external. Apparently separated from Site 165, a smaller hut, by a cobbled area c lm wide and 4m long, (the width of the whole structure).

Site: 165. The tumbled remains of a small hut, c 1.7m x 1.5m internal. Editors note: This site, and 166 would benefit from revisiting, as they were recorded at the end of a long wet day. The clearing away of loose moss and bracken, might reveal the full extent and nature of any primary building or buildings. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 13/3/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9191 0762 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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