MHG31025 - Wall, Allt Mhogh Sgeir


Wall, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (1)

  • WALL (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 No single historical reference was found to this place.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: 171. A linear feature being a tumbled retaining wall, supporting the long raised platform on which buildings Sites 108, 109 and 110 are constructed. The feature curves off around the shoreline in an "L" shape. The tumble has landed onto the working area above the jetty. Editors note: This feature may have continued right along the shoreline as far as the Allt Mhogh Sgeir at one time, and has been lost to storm damage. Similar features have been noted at Skiary and at Caolasmor, to protect and possibly raise the edge of valuable land immediately above the shoreline. <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 9116 0751 (34m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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