MHG57849 - Cleared beach, Leac an Aiseig

Summary

Cleared beach, Leac an Aiseig

Type and Period (1)

  • LANDING POINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Leac an Aiseig
This name covers a section of uninhabited coastline with occasional cleared landing places and isolated possible sheiling huts. The name Aiseig implies the presence of a ferry, and it would have been a handy place to cross over to Caolasmor on the north side where a recognised path to Arnisdale started. There is quite a tide rip though the Caolas Mor at certain times of the tide. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site 701. A cleared beach c 4m wide, 10m N of the public footpath to Barrisdale. It may have been associated with path construction. There are no other structures in the vicinity. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 APs <2>


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.25 Site 701 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.


<2> Get Mapping, 1999-2001, Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map) (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27491.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8924 0648 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet NG80NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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