MHG58177 - Drystone dyke, Ràrsaidh
Drystone dyke, Ràrsaidh
Type and Period (1)
- DYKE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.
Ràrsaidh is a large area with a long and complex history. The present day Ràrsaidh Cottage lies within Rarsaybeg, and it appears as roofed on the OS 1st edition map of 1872. The 1st edition map also shows one roofed building close to the shore on Rarsay, along with several unroofed buildings. Ràrsaidh was apparently cleared in 1849 (English 2000, 287). Roy, in the mid 18th century, shows a small enclosed settlement of 5 buildings at Torr an Aoil, with rig and furrow on both sides of the Ràrsaidh Burn, though nothing where Ràrsaidh Cottage stands today. The 1808 map suggests a park close to the shore within Rarsay shieling, though no buildings are shown, as well as a small park close to the shore at Rarsaybeg with one building.
Site 1442. A curving L-shaped drystone dyke on the Allt Ràrsaidh, which cannot be associated with the nearby shieling huts, nor does it appear to be a pen. The boulders of the wall are moss covered. The surrounding vegetation is grass, dominated by bracken. <1>
Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 12/7/18)
|Grid reference||Centred NG 8283 1155 (10m by 10m)|
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