MHG31110 - Lazy beds, clearance cairns, Allt Gormaig


Lazy beds, clearance cairns, Allt Gormaig

Type and Period (2)

  • LAZY BEDS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt Gormaig
This is an area of steep rocky shore-line, with small bays in between, all with cleared landing places, and one or two huts. At the foot of the Allt Gormaig there is a fluvial fan with several small but substantial scattered stone buildings, and a small amount of cultivated ground. The walls of all but one of the buildings still stand in some cases to wall head height. There are also a few roughly built huts, but none of the better buildings show signs of adaptation or re-use. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 282. Cultivation remains in the form of an area of bracken covered lazy beds, cl8m long x 8m wide. Elongated clearance cairns, c 6m x 2m at the SW corner and similar at the NW corner. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 9/4/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 8971 0704 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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