MHG58497 - Building, Croulin (west)


Building, Croulin (west)

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • PEN? (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 1138. A sub-rectangular building, measuring 3m NNW-SSE by 6m NNE-SSW externally. Internally, it measures c.4.5m x 1.5m, across boulder walls c.0.75m wide. The walls are very tumbled, except in the NE corner and there is no obvious entrance, though it may have been in the SE corner. Internally, the walls are c.0.6m high, though they vary from c.1.15m high externally at the NW corner to c.0.5m at the SW corner. Stone infill in the SW corner has created a low platform, c.0.3m above general floor level. The boulders at the NE end may be a collapsed twinning pen. <1>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7806 0901 (5m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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