MHG5477 - Samhnan Insir, Rhum
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Type and Period (1)
- FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NG30SE 18 3787 0435
To the E of the former shepherd's cottage at Samhnan Insir there are at least four earlier buildings, all of which are partly buried in sand. The first lies immediately SE of the cottage and measures at least 9m by 2.3m within a wall 1.2m thick. The second, which lies 40m to the E on the W bank of the Allt Samhnan Insir.
Samhnan Insir is probably one of the 'little hamlets' noted by Pennant in 1772 and appears on the maps of Langlands and Thomson.
Visited by RCAHMS May 1983.
T Pennant 1774; G Langlands 1801; J Thomson 1824; RCAHMS 1983
Three unroofed buildings and a length of wall are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire, Islands of Rum, Sanday etc., 1879, sheet lxi). Three unroofed buildings, a length of wall and an unroofed circular structure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 6 December 1996
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Langlands, G and Sons. 1801. Map of Argyllshire.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Pennant, T. 1774. A tour in Scotland, and voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXII. Vol.1.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1983. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Rhum, Lochaber District, Highland Region. . 12, No.45.
- --- Image/Map: Thomson, J. 1824. Skye Island etc. Part of Inverness-shire.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3787 0424 (179m by 244m)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/10955 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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