MHG4155 - Possible Fort, Eilean Port Nam Murrach
No summary available.
Type and Period (1)
- FORT (Undated)
- None recorded
NM68SW 1 6124 8351.
(NM 6124 8351) There is vitrifaction on the top of an islet called Eilean Port na Muirach, a site with no space for a fort or garrison, but with an excellent view over the sea and thus probably used as a look-out and beacon (M'Hardy 1906).
Both Childe and Cotton report this as a vitrified fort. No plan or description of it has been traced (Cotton 1954).
A B M'Hardy 1906; V G Childe 1946; M A Cotton 1954.
There is no trace of any vitrifaction or structure on Eilean Port nam Muirach, a conical islet with an uneven summit measuring c.16.0m by c. 10.0m.
On the NE slopes are masses of small stones which look like tumble from a wall, when seen from a distance, but are in fact natural.
Visited by OS (N K B) 1 June 1970.
- --- SHG1331 Text/Publication/Article: McHardy, Lt. Col. A B. 1906. On vitrified forts, with results of experiments as to the probable manner in which their vitrification may have been produced Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.136-50. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 40. 136-50. 148.
- --- SHG2047 Text/Publication/Volume: Childe, V G. 1946. Scotland before the Scots: being the Rhind lectures 1944. 135, No. 33.
- --- SHG288 Text/Publication/Article: Cotton, M A. 1954. 'British camps with timbered-laced ramparts', Archaeol J, Vol. 111, pp 26-105. 75.
- --- SHG43 Text/Publication/Article: Nisbet, H C. 1975. 'A geological approach to vitrified forts, part II: bedrock and building stone', Science and Archaeology, Vol 15, pp 3-16. p 12, no. 29.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 6123 8351 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||ARISAIG AND MOIDART|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22532 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.