MHG31004 - Building, Kinloch Hourn


Building at Kinloch Hourn

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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.

Site 67 The low turf covered stone footings of a small building, possibly a hut, sitting on a small knoll which commands superb views to the east and west. Oval in shape, approx 5m long and a max of 4.5m wide external. There is a small burn close by. Could be a sheiling, but it is rather close to the settlement below, or could have been a look-out. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs, location approximate. (T Blackie 27/2/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9517 0758 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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