MHG51133 - Site Of Military Road Marker Near Loch Shiel
Site of a marker stone associated with the construction of the Fort Augustus to Bernera military road. The stone is no longer visible.
Type and Period (1)
- MARKER STONE (Erected, 18th Century - 1770 AD to 1784 AD (at some time))
- None recorded
This is one of two marker stones that formerly stood along the line of the Fort Augustus to Bernera military road through Glen Shiel. This stone bears the inscription "XXIV. Reg. Ended". The stone is described as being "2 feet 6 inches high; breadth at the top 14 inches, at the middle 16 1/2 inches, and at the bottom 22 inches, and is 4 inches thick." <1><2>
This stone was still in situ c.2006 but it is now no longer visible. It may have been removed or buried during felling operations. <3>
<1> Wallace, T, 1896-7, 'Notes of antiquities in Loch Alsh and Kintail', PSAS, Volume 31, p 88, 89 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1180.
<2> Ramsay, W, 2008, Letter regarding military road marker stone in writer's garden and other sites (Text/Correspondence). SHG23403.
<3> Ramsay, W, 03/04/2008, Letter concerning the military road and military road markers at Glen Shiel (Text/Correspondence). SHG23385.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1896-7. 'Notes of antiquities in Loch Alsh and Kintail', PSAS, Volume 31. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotl. 86-9. p 88, 89.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Ramsay, W. 2008. Letter regarding military road marker stone in writer's garden and other sites. Yes. Digital (scanned as PDF).
- <3> Text/Correspondence: Ramsay, W. 03/04/2008. Letter concerning the military road and military road markers at Glen Shiel. Yes. Digital (scanned as PDF).
|Grid reference||NG 94628 17928 (point) (Approximate)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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External Links (1)
- http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/library/psas/?CFID=2548683&CFTOKEN=97069363 (View PSAS article on the Archaeology Data Service website)
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