MHG35105 - House Platforms and Enclosure - North Cuil

Summary

A house platforms and enclosure appear on the 1st Edition OS map. A second house platform and turf dyke enclosure still survive.

Type and Period (2)

  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. The 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire and Buteshire 1875, sheet xliii)shows an unroofed house at the south-west end of an enclosure here. On the ground it is evident that there may well have been a second building at the north-east end of the enclosure. There is no visible sign of either house now but turf dykes enclose the area. <1> <2>

See HES Canmore recores (link Below) for plan of the enclosure and platforms.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 9815 5582 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM95NE
Civil Parish LISMORE AND APPIN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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