MHG57903 - Building, Camas Ban


Building, Camas Ban

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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Camas Ban
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn. A small settlement in a bay sheltered between two steep headlands, Creag Raonabhal to the west and the base of Sgurr Sgiath Airigh to the east. It is easily reached by sea but there is a steep ascent and decent from both sides on the public footpath. It would appear from the 19th century historical evidence to be something of a satellite settlement for Skiary and the three or four upstanding structures here bear similarity to those at Skiary, although there is evidence of earlier structures and one if not two possible sheilings. There is no evidence of any cultivation remains in the form of rigs. The place is dominated by two destructive burns.

Site 496. A ruinous rectangular building, 8.5m WNW / ESE x 4.0m overall, walls standing to 1.0m high, a possible dwelling house, situated at the foot of the E side of Craig Raonabhal on the E side of the Allt a Chamuis Bhain. Walls of semi-dressed dry stone or clay bonded stone, 0.8m thick, partly scooped on the SSE side. Corners internally and externally are square. In NNE side a central entrance and a possible window 2.0m from the inner side of the E corner. Reveted terrace on W side at burn-side. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 18/5/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 9179 0683 (9m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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