MHG31061 - Building, Allt Mhogh Sgeir


Building, Allt Mhogh Sgeir

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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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 No single historical reference was found to this place.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: 119. The bracken covered footings or low walls of a substantial building, c. 8,9m x 5.2 external, cut into the slope, and incorporating a large in situ boulder into the E wall. There are 2 compartments, that to the E. measuring 5.2m internal, and to the W. 2m internal. No evidence of an entrance in the south (front) wall. Editors note: having studied this building on several occasions, it is possible that the smaller W. compartment, where the walls are higher, may be a secondary hut, and similar to building Site 157 at Inbhir an Dubh Uillt, where there is evidence of the original house entrance being stopped up when the secondary building was constructed. <1>

Note; GIS spatial data amended to location as seen on Allt Mhogh Sgeir plan p.67 (T.Blackie 27/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9112 0753 (10m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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