MHG54123 - Structures, Blar a Chaorainn
The remains of two structures, recorded as roofed on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, were recorded during field survey.
Type and Period (1)
- BUILDING (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))
- None recorded
Two roofed structures are shown on the 1st edition ordnance Survey map. Two enclosures have been added by the time of the 2nd edition. The E structure is noted as roofed on wartime aerial photography. During field survey in June 2008, it was noted that there is little remaining of the western most structure except the lowest stone courses and a scattering of stones across the area. The eastern building is also extensively destroyed though there is a section that stands to a height of 1.2m, constructed from rough mortared stones. <1>
Correspondence from Martin Briscoe in 2011 suggested that the western structure had been used as a toll house for the road. It was also suggested that the eastern building had been roofed until shortly before, and that stones had been reused from the structure for the West Highland Way. <2>
Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group. <3>
- <1> SHG24193 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Shaw, C and Mckee, K. 03/2009. Glencoe WTW: Archaeological and Built Heritage Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd. 26/03/2009. Digital. Site 57.
- <2> SHG25915 Text/Correspondence: Briscoe, J M. 2011. Briscoe, J, M, 2011, Information on MHG54123. Unaffiliated. Yes. Digital.
- <3> SHG23810 Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital. via Flickr.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 0999 6672 (29m by 31m)|
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- http://www.flickr.com/groups/her/pool/tags/MHG54123 (View images of this site in the Highland HER Flickr group)
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