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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 9887 5593 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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