MHG57803 - Lazy beds? Turf dyke, enclosure, Allt a’Chuirn

Summary

Lazy beds? Turf dyke, enclosure, Allt a’Chuirn

Type and Period (3)

  • LAZY BEDS? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • TURF BANK (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt a’Chuirn
This place name pertains to the lower ground south of Barrisdale House and east of the Barrisdale River. Here a possible still site was recorded at the foot of a gorge off the main river, and a few other buildings close to the river. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 454. An area of cultivation remains, possibly lazy beds within a turf dyke enclosure, c. 0.2ha in size, above and near to the track. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 4/5/18)


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.18 Site 454 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8725 0432 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet NG80SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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