MHG58623 - House - North Cuil
The site of a small drystone house, which appears on the 1st edition OS map, but is unroofed on the 2nd edition. A photograph of it exists, taken in 1883, when it was still in use.
Type and Period (1)
- HOUSE (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'. This house was shown as roofed on 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map but unroofed on the second edition. It was photographed by Erskine Beveridge on 14th July 1883 and can be seen to be a small, drystone building with a thatched roof. Outside stand three children whose names it has not been possible to determine. Their socks can be seen drying on a pole against the south-west wall. In the background the barn and byre dwelling at Greenfield farm can be seen (MHG58618 and MHG58620). The house is said that it was abandoned following a winter storm when the sea came into the house but no date is given. Now the site is a swamp and only a few stones can be detected. <1> <2>
See HES Canmore record (link below) for 1883 photograph described above.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malcolm, N.. 2011. Cuil, Appin, The Highlands: Scotland's Rural Past Project. Unaffiliated. . Digital. Site 19. 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 9771 5553 (30m by 30m)|
|Civil Parish||LISMORE AND APPIN|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/309214/north-cuil (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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