MHG57805 - Possible still and rock shelters, Allt a’Chuirn

Summary

Possible still and rock shelters, Allt a’Chuirn

Type and Period (2)

  • STILL HOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ROCK SHELTER (Unknown date)

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: 504. The remains of a possible still, built of stones on gently sloping ground against in situ rocks and a rock face in a gorge. The building is roughly circular, 4.1m back to front, and 3.8m side to side internally, with an opening to the burn 1.1m wide, and with a possible cobbled floor and a raised work station of stone close to the burn. May have associated caves formed by large fallen slabs blocking the gorge. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 APs <2>


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.18 Site 504 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.


<2> Get Mapping, 2012, Getmapping aerial photography 2012 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27869.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8736 0373 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet NG80SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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