MHG579233 - Cleared beach, Caolas an Loch Bhig (South)

Summary

Cleared beach, Caolas an Loch Bhig (South)

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Caolas an Loch Bhig (South)
Above the narrows at the mouth of Loch Beag, the innermost basin of Loch Hourn, on a small fan of rubble filled material brought down from the cliffs above by sheet water are the remains of two small houses and other features first noted in 2000. They are in a position where no sunlight reaches them for six months of the year and there is no cultivable ground. The houses appear to belong to a later period than the houses found at Lochournhead. These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2004 as part of an archaeological survey of Inner Loch Hourn.

Site 626. A cleared beach 10m in width on a SW / NE axis, bounded on the SE side by a natural rock outcrop. <1>

Note; Site not visible on APs so location approximate. (T Blackie 25/5/18)

Note; The NOSAS report attributes the site to the Skiary area but this appears to be an error. (T.Blackie 25/5/18)


<1> Wombell, J., 2004, A Report on the Archaeological Survey of Inner Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay by Members of NOSAS, p.38 Site 626 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25084.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 9373 0716 (11m by 11m)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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