MHG53710 - Possible jetty, Loch Ardbhair

Summary

A possible unloading area for boats, formed of a line of stones lining the edge of the loch over a distance of 12m.

Type and Period (1)

  • JETTY? (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives Project in December 2009. A possible jetty/unloading area for boats, formed by a line of stones lining the edge of the loch over a distance of 12m, fitting the curve of the bank. The single line of stones is clearly man-made, possibly as a revetment to stop erosion.The stones rise to a maximum of 0.5m from the bed of the loch, with a maximum width of 0.75m.<1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 158, p.144 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

Sources/Archives (1)

Map

Location

Grid reference NC 1687 3327 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet NC13SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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