MHG51300 - Possible naust at Slumbay, Lochcarron

Summary

A possible naust, or landing place, on the western side of Slumbay, near Lochcarron.

Type and Period (1)

  • NAUST (Constructed, Norse to 19th Century - 800 AD? to 1900 AD? (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This site was notified to us by a visitor to the HER website in August 2008: "Slumbay is a Viking word & the island provides an excellent harbour on its eastern side. However in easterly gales you would need somewhere to land & draw your boat up on it's western side! This looks like the place, all large rocks & boulders appear to have been removed, with the natural outcrops of rock making two "piers" aiding landing!" <1><2>


<1> Swan, P, 2008-9, Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area (Text/Correspondence). SHG23871.


<2> Swan, P, 2008-11, Photographs of various HER sites submitted by Paul Swan (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23809.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 89540 38443 (47m by 38m)
Map sheet NG83NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHCARRON

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