MHG31024 - Jetty, Allt Mhogh Sgeir


Jetty, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (2)

  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • JETTY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 No single historical reference was found to this place.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: 107. The wasted remains of a substantial pier or jetty. Total length 32m, with a slight dog leg. Built from large boulders, all covered in seaweed. The max height of the main jetty is c. 1.2m, and the average lm. There is also evidence of an earlier jetty in the form of a straight line boulder setting c. 5m long. The dog leg is c. 12m long, and ends in a wall at right angles, only exposed at low water. One section of this dog leg is c. 2m high for 7.5m of length. This appears to be an adaptation of the older jetty. There is a working area, c. 4.5m wide on top of the jetty, seen as a grassy area today, with a tumbled retaining wall to the west side. <1>

Note; GIS spatial data amended to location as seen on Allt Mhogh Sgeir plan p.67 (T.Blackie 25/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9117 0749 (11m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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