MHG58468 - Platform/building, Croulin (east)
Platform/building, Croulin (east)
Type and Period (2)
- BUILDING? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- PLATFORM (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.
There are small townships on both sides of the burn some 500m inland, whilst lower down, closer to the shore, there are numerous scattered ruins within the now enclosed fields (figs. 13 and 14). The homes of the 2 current occupants, along with their various outbuildings, sit to either side of the enclosed ground. We estimate that as much as 10 hectares of land was in cultivation at one time. The cultivation remains are still very visible, both on the ground and in aerial photographs. Later the best of the ground was enclosed by a substantial stone wall and shows evidence of having been ploughed by tractor. A sheep fank was constructed on the top side of the enclosed ground (Site 1136; fig. 14; plate 27). It is also possible that - after the lower ground was first enclosed - the poorer ground above the head dyke was cultivated in lazy beds for potatoes, at the time when the population was at his peak.
Site 1172. A platform or possible building stance, measuring 5m x 2.5m, forming part of a township on the E side of the burn.
It is located at the end of a spur and is aligned NNW-SSE. The walls are defined by occasional grass covered stones, though large boulders create a distinct edge on the W side. A slight turf bank forms the NE part of the building. <1>
Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 15/8/18)
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7814 0904 (6m by 6m)|
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