MHG45991 - Building, Camas Ghaoideil, Rhu


Ruined building at Camas Ghaoideil, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

What may be a township comprising five unroofed buildings and a field is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxv). Four unroofed buildings and a field are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974). Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

A group of three rectilinear structures, forming part of the possible township NM68SE 9.00, were investigated as part of an environmental assessment prior to a woodland regeneration scheme. The largest of these is stone-built, measuring 7m by 4m on a north - south alignment. The extant remains stand to at least four courses high and 1m thick. This structure is depicted as unroofed on the OS 1:10 000 map (1974), and is also visible on aerial photographic coverage (CPE/SCOT/UK 177 frame 1368, flown 07/10/1946). The presence of this and other structures were confirmed by field survey. Two turf-banked structures flank this building on the northeast and southwest, measuring 4m by 2m and 5m by 3m respectively.

Information from CFA Report 1994 (No. 161) MS/726/176
Sponsor: Scottish Woodlands Ltd. <1>

Gaoth Dail was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al and descends from 50 m above sea level to the shore for c.350m north to south and a maximum of 150 m east to west. It is surrounded by an extant dry stonewall with several substantial roofless buildings.

Site 10; Sub rectangular ruin rough built to ½ metre c. 7 x 4 mtrs. <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs <3>

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Grid reference Centred NM 6720 8455 (19m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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