MHG30585 - Platform, Allt Mhogh Sgeir


Platform, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (1)

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

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Allt Mhogh Sgeir
The area covered by this name is focussed on a small fluvial delta, with two streams dividing it into three parts. The core area is roughly rectangular in shape, c 150m wide x 50m deep, on which there is a settlement and a fishing station. There are a few additional sites lying outwith the core area. The core area has been improved and appears to be quite fertile, but is covered by rampant bracken in the summertime, masking all of the structures and features.

It is a multi period area which may have been used over a long period of time. Some of the structures show evidence of alteration and re-use. No single historical reference was found to this place. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 272. A platform, possibly enhanced from a natural hollow in the hillside, with stones piled to the downside. Possibly associated with Site 169, a small hut. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 23/3/18)

Note; Report indicates association with Site 169 whereas it is Site 167, also a small hut that is adjacant - see MHG30581 (T Blackie 23/3/18).

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Grid reference Centred NG 9129 0753 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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