MHG58393 - Structure and Enclosure - Buaile Mhor


The remains of a round ended stone structure and an enclosure were identified during a pre- afforestation survey.

Type and Period (3)

  • STRUCTURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LONGHOUSE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A pre-afforestation survey by Martin Wildgoose in 2002 recorded a small round ended drystone building and enclosure c 30m SW of a upstanding sheepfold (MHG29956). The building measured 9m x 5m with walls spread to 1.5m thick and was aligned NW - SE, with an entrance in the centre of the SW wall. The enclosure lay between the building and the sheepfold and measured 42m NW-SE x 24m NE-SW. Mounding had been carried out to within 10m of this structure. <1>

In 2002, recording and reinstatement work was undetaken to 7 sites damaged by mounding operations. This site suffered from 56 scoops and associated mounds (planted with trees) within the 20m agreed buffer zone of the building. The site was photographed and the 56 mounds and related scoops lying within 20 metres of the remains of the house were examined for archaeological remains. All the scoops had been mechanically dug and penetrated to a maximum depth of 365mm, cutting well into the sub-soil. No cultural deposits or related artefacts were recorded. <2>

The structures do not appear on the 1st or 2nd edition OS maps.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 6949 1011 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet NG61SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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