MHG5529 - Crannog - Eilean Nan Mhuilchean


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Type and Period (1)

  • CRANNOG (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH20SE0001 and NH20SE0004. Two crannogs given the same name but different OS references. Both will now be under water. There is only one islet of this name mentioned in Ellice's Placenames book and that is located as being in Little Loch Garry. NH20SE0001 would be the appropriate reference point.
H M Rogers, Invergarry.

NH20SE 2 2654 0198.

(NH 2654 0198) Eilean Mhulchain. (NAT)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

One of two islands in Loch Garry, both known as Eilean nan Mhuilchean, is in that part of the loch known as Little Loch Garry. It stands 3 feet out of the water and is 20 feet wide, in c. 10 feet of water. Timber can be seen protruding from the pile of stones into the mud of the loch's bed. Accepted as a crannog by author.
O Blundell 1910

The level of Little Loch Garry has been raised, and the island is no longer visible.
Visited by OS (R D) 28 May 1964

No change to previous report.
Visited by OS (N K B) 8 October 1970

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Grid reference Centred NH 2654 0198 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH20SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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