MHG57965 - Building, Caolas an Loch Bhig (South)

Summary

Building, Caolas an Loch Bhig (South)

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (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 621. The remains of a substantial building, probably a dwelling house, on an EW axis, measuring c 7.0m x 2.5m internally. The S wall is revetted into the slope of the downwash, and faced with stones to c 0.6m in ht. The N wall is c0.7m thick and it varies in ht between c0.2 and 0.4m. The corners of the building are square and there is a dividing partition c 0.1m in ht, 0.5m thick. Possibly a small area of improved ground in the vicinity but no sign of lazy beds. There may have been stone robbing from this and the other sites here for close-by footpath construction. <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.38 Site 621 (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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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 9368 0714 (8m by 5m)
Map sheet NG90NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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