MHG57819 - Gravel quarry, Camas Liathach

Summary

Gravel quarry, Camas Liathach

Type and Period (2)

  • QUARRY? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • GRAVEL PIT? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Camas Liathach
This name represents about 0.5km of coastline and the hinterland above. There was much activity here at one time and a possible settlement. There is a large area of lazy beds on the lower slopes and an assortment of structures and features close to the shore. Most of the remains are rather ruinous and may have suffered extensive stone robbing for road, path or wall construction. There is also the possibility that when Old Barrisdale House was sacked in 1746 after Culloden, that other buildings and facilities within easy reach were also wrecked. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 412. A possible gravel quarry, 12m NNW x 7m x 0.9m deep, for trackway metalling.

Site: 74. An area of grass, possibly previously cultivated but no sign of rig or later ploughing, however very notable in an area of generally little level grassy ground. Cut by a probably later quarry/borrow-pit for the track immediately W. <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.19 Sites 412, 724 (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 8715 0563 (9m by 13m)
Map sheet NG80NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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