MHG57821 - Rig and furrow/path, Camas Liathach

Summary

Rig and furrow/path, Camas Liathach

Type and Period (1)

  • RIG AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fraoch Eilean
This place name covers a short section of the coastline as it turns around from the Inner Loch into Barrisdale Bay, as far as the point where the footpath from Lochournhead to Barrisdale meets the vehicular track to the Barrisdale moorings at the Fraoch Eilean. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site: 402. An area of rig and furrow, 10m N/S by 20m ending at the crest of a steep slope. Rigs aligned ENE/WSW (upslope/down slope) are 1.2m across the crests, and 0.6m wide and 0.1m high.

Site: 401. An extensive area of rig and furrow cultivation remains, 27m E/W x 7m, on at least 3 levels, on a NE facing slope amongst rocky scarps, above the mouth of Inner Loch Hourn. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 APs <2>

Note; Path not visable on APs (T.Blackie 8/5/18)


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.21 Site 403 (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 8752 0611 (104m by 54m)
Map sheet NG80NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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