MHG57854 - Stone shelter, Allt an t’Sear Bhig

Summary

Stone shelter, Allt an t’Sear Bhig

Type and Period (1)

  • ROCK SHELTER (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Allt an t’Sear Bhig
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. This a rocky section of uninhabited coast line with few archaeological sites recorded but it includes the well preserved loch-side sheiling site identified as Camas na Sgroggan, or Camasnacrogan – NOSAS were not certain of the spelling. It appears in the latter form on Thomson’s map of 1830, but not on any later maps. It has sheiling huts, a dairy, and enclosures. It is in a very exposed spot and would not have been a good place to winter at, but whether or not it was ever occupied year round is impossible to tell. There are a few other isolated sizeable single buildings on this section of shore, either sheilings or maybe associated with fishing.

Site 707. A stone shelter, with single stone walls on 2 and half sides, built underneath a large in situ slab of rock, c4m x 4m in size. The shelter is in very good condition possibly still used as a last resort by weary travelers, with its origins possibly being a packman's shelter. The comings and goings of packmen through Lochournhead have been documented. It lies c 6m from the footpath. <1>

Note; Grid reference in report incorrect - site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 9/5/18)


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.25 Site 707 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8971 0648 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet NG80NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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