MHG43494 - Possible boat nausts - Cnoc Na Cairidh


Two possible boat nausts at Cnoc Na Cairidh.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Two possible boat nausts at Cnoc Na Cairidh.

Two fishtraps are situated on either side of the mouth of the Bay River in the inter-tidal range. They are constructed of rough boulders and that to the E runs in an arc for about 100m. A further short length of boulders runs W from the river bank below the possible dun (NG25SE 3) for 20m. A fourth curvilinear stony bank of boulders c.25m to the S may be a boat-naust, since its E end turns S against the river bank. It measures 12.5m in length from N to S by 3.6m transversely.
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 16 June 1990. <1>

The further short length of bank referred to in <1> appears on aerial photography to be a slightly larger version of the possible naust to its south and so may be another naust rather than a fish trap or part of the fish trap to the north (see MHG6235 for the fish traps [IS-L 11/025/2021].

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Grid reference Centred NG 2639 5404 (43m by 31m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG25SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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