MHG5580 - Guirdil, Rhum
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Type and Period (1)
- TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The remains of five rectangular buildings, varying in size from at least 8m by 3m to 4.5m by 2m within turf-covered stone wall footings, are situated on the SW side of Glen Guirdil, 200m SW of the ruinous cottages on the shore. There are extensive traces of rig-and-furrow cultivation on the lower slopes of the glen.
This is probably one of the 'little hamlets' noted by Pennant in 1772 and is depicted on Langlands's map in 1801; it may have been abandoned by 1824, when Thomson's map places Guirdil on NE side of the river (see NG 30 SW 8).
Visited by RCAHMS May 1983
A fence post has been inserted into a building and the settlement has been robbed to build a sheep pen.
An unroofed building with two short lengths of attached wall is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire, Islands of Rum, Sanday etc., 1879, sheet lx). Three unroofed buildings and some walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 5 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. . 10, No.25.
- --- Image/Map: Thomson, J. 1824. Skye Island etc. Part of Inverness-shire.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3186 0117 (100m by 100m)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11018 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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