MHG58537 - Drystone Wall - South Cuil
A drystone wall, possibly part of an illicit still which is said to have existed in this area.
Type and Period (2)
- WALL (Constructed, Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- STILL? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. Beside a burn, up a steep slope, under an overhang, in a wood and at the bottom of a waterfall a drystone wall was found. This measured 2.8m long by 0.7m wide by 1m high. With the eye of faith it can be extended by about 2 metres at each end and enclose a small, flat area. Oral tradition has it that there was an illicit still in this wood (the Duchall - Dubh Choille - Black Wood), and it is possible that this wall could be part of the remain of it. <1> <2>
See HES Canmore record (link below) for photos.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malcolm, N.. 2011. Cuil, Appin, The Highlands: Scotland's Rural Past Project. Unaffiliated. . Digital. Site 10. XY
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
|Grid reference||Centred NM 9887 5593 (100m by 100m)|
|Civil Parish||LISMORE AND APPIN|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/309133/south-cuil (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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