MHG53716 - Jetties, shores of Poll a Ghamhna, Rientraid


Two small structures for bringing small boats up towards the shore of Poll a Ghamhna.

Type and Period (1)

  • JETTY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Two facilities for bringing small boats up towards the shore of Poll a Ghamhna. Structure A is a N-S aligned quay below the cliff roughly 30m long and built of substantial blocks of stone. The quay stands up to 1m or more above current shore level, but the shore level could have been dug out further in the past. The quay could have taken a boat of up to 5m length. Structure B is a less substantial clearing of a channel through the stones of the shore to pull smaller boats up. <1>

<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 179, p.152 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Grid reference NC 2081 3266 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet NC23SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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