MHG58496 - Building, Croulin (west)

Summary

Building, Croulin (west)

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Croulin (west)
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 1137. A sub rectangular building, measuring c.7.5m N-S x 3m E-W externally. The walls are c.1m wide and are double faced, made up of rough boulders with a rubble centre. They stand up to c.0.6m internally and externally. There is no clear entrance, but there may have been one in the E wall, though it is now blocked. The corners are square, but those of the S gable are slightly curved. The ground beyond the S gable appears to have been dug out to form a shallow ditch, with the spoil used to create a low external bank.. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7806 0903 (7m by 13m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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