MHG30991 - Hut, Rubha na h-Uigaig (West Bay)


Hut, Rubha na h-Uigaig (West Bay)

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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Rubha na h-Uigaig
This is a distinct rocky peninsular with a very sheltered anchorage to the east, and a more exposed bay to the west. The east bay also has deep water in the lee of the peninsular and a substantial beach, a large part of which has been cleared. The east bay is the most densely hutted area along the north shore, but there was no evidence of any permanent buildings. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Above are steep craggy cliffs with remnants of Caledonian pine, and only one small area of lazy beds was found. Being close to Allt Mhogh Sgeir, it is possible that at the height of fishing activities, many of the small boat crews camped here, but landed their catches for processing at Allt Mhogh Sgeir.

Site: 40. The low moss and bracken covered footings of a possible oval shaped hut, c 3.5m x 1.5m, set into the lee slope of a small knoll. The front wall is of earth and stones, probably excavated from the slope. This structure is quite different to most of the huts found, and could be of a different period and use. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 28/3/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9068 0724 (5m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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