MHG54656 - Ben Laga


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHIELING HUT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

RCAHMS Canmore description:
Reconnaissance survey carried out with the aim of identifying evidence for Norse settlement in Northern Argyll. It was targeted at a number of locations with surviving Old Norse placenames. The aim was to locate archaeological remains that could go back to the medieval period and to generate discussion of this evidence. The locations selected for systematic survey were those with very little known archaeology. In addition a number of sites were identified from the RCAHMS database as potentially relevant.
NM 63675 61984 (centred on)
Shieling group:
Surviving as dry stone footings situated on the SW slope of Ben Laga at:
Laga 1 NM 63725 62062 roughly circular with diameter 2.4m and walls 0.7m.
Laga 2 NM 63689 61981 roughly rectangular 3.5 x 1.2m with walls 0.7m and entrance 0.8m.
Laga 3 NM 63666 61993 oval with maximum dimensions of 3.1 x 2.9m with walls 0.7m and entrance 0.4 splaying out to 0.9m on the outside edge.
Laga 4 NM 63693 61901 oval with maximum dimensions of 2.60 x 1.75m with walls 0.60m and entrance unclear.
Laga 5 NM 63693 61955 roughly rectangular 3.10 x 2.35m with walls 0.75m and entrance unclear.
A Bankier and S Digney 2007 <1>

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Grid reference NM 6367 6198 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NM66SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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