MHG31155 - Building, Cnap an t- Sear


Building, Cnap an t- Sear

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Cnap an t Sear
The sites in this area were recorded by NOSAS in 2002 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. It is almost certain that a farmstead once occupied much of the ground here, with the dwelling house being close to the shore in the shelter of the Cnap an t Sear. To date, no historical evidence has been found referring to this place, but higher up above the house site there is a remarkably well laid out field system, with walls and ditches, and areas of lazy beds, which will require considerable further survey. There is clear evidence of later alterations to the main house with one or possibly two but structures built within it.

Site: 91. The remains of a hollowed out rectangular building, c 6m x 3m overall, consisting of heavily bracken covered stone footings. There is evidence of a dividing wall within the structure. The building sits high up on a south facing slope above the bay. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 12/3/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9179 0762 (8m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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