MHG57860 - Hut, Allt an t’Sear Bhig
Hut, Allt an t’Sear Bhig
Type and Period (1)
- HUT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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 716. The low roughly circular remains of a small hut, c 3m N of site 713, c 2.5m diam internally, constructed of boulders and stones and utilizing one large in situ boulder. Entrance to the S. From its relationship with Site 713 it could either have been additional accommodation or another store/dairy. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2012 APs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J.. 2004. A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.26 Site 716.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2012. Getmapping aerial photography 2012. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9020 0658 (4m by 4m)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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