MHG30977 - Enclosure, Kinloch Hourn


Enclosure at Kinloch Hourn

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Kinloch Hourn

Most of the visible archaeology at Kinloch Hourn is of the Victorian Period, and still occupied or forming part of the estate policies. The low lying ground at the head of the loch to the north side of the Loch Hourn River is a tapestry of early cultivation remains, (areas of intersecting lazy beds and later horse ploughed rig and furrow), drainage channels, peat diggings, and the remains of a much robbed dry stone dyke. The sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site 102 A rectilinear open mouthed enclosure, formed by 3 low double sided banks. Approx 13m x 9m o/a. Appears to have been truncated by a later hand cut ditch. Purpose of structure unclear, may have been an early sheepfold, possibly for shearing. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 APs <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9532 0670 (17m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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