MHG31045 - Landing place, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Summary

Landing place, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (1)

  • LANDING POINT (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 No single historical reference was found to this place.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: 176. A cleared landing place, 2m to 3m wide, which may also have been a former course of the Allt Mhogh Sgeir. <1>

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

Note; May also be MHG27271 depicted in 1st Edition OS 6" (structure lying between high and low water mark). <2>


<1> Wombell, J., 04/2002, Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn, p.32 Site 176 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG21677.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1873-6, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire (Image/Map). SHG23755.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 9113 0749 (7m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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