MHG43492 - Glac nan Sgadan


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  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)

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Glac nan Sgadan embraces an area of gently sloping ground fronting an indented foreshore, which is bounded on the S by the Allt Glac nan Sgadan, a stream with rock-and rubble-strewn banks, with steeper, grass and bracken-covered slopes rising to the rear. On the N and S, the hillsides are punctuated by rock outcrops and close by there is some scrub and relict woodland. Disposed over the lower stream-riven slopes of this natural hollow, close to a 19th-century cottage, there are the remains of a pre- clearance farmstead, comprising a dwelling-house, outbuildings, cultivated plots, and enclosures, together with a series of cultivation remains, evidence of turf-cutting, and a number of stances. These features are sub-numbered as follows:-

1.01 NG 826 087 Cottage; Buildings; Hut; Enclosure; Pen (Possible).
1.02 NG 8263 0870 Cultivation Remains.
1.03 NG 8263 0872 Enclosure; Building; Nausts.
1.04 NG 8262 0879 Hut; Cultivation Remains; Turf-Cuttings.
1.05 NG 8254 0874 Hut; Building (Possible); Enclosure (Possible); Pen.
1.06 NG 8250 0870 Cultivation Remains; Hut; Platforms.
1.07 NG 823 087 Platforms; Pens.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS) 3 June 1991.
RCAHMS 1991.

A farmstead, comprising one roofed building, two unroofed buildings and a short length of wall is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet lxxvii). Three unroofed buildings and a short length of wall are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 31 July 1996.

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Grid reference Centred NG 8260 0870 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG80NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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