MHG58636 - Byre Dwelling - Rudha Mor


A byre dwelling consisting of three parts was recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Part of the footings of a building are visible on aerial photography captured 2010. <1>

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 byre dwelling is shown as unroofed on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map but may in fact have been occupied as census reports tell us that there were two families living in the area until the decade starting 1881. It is of drystone construction with a dwelling area, a byre and an outshot. It is situated beneath a small cliff. Each part has its own doorway. No sign of any windows or crucks can be seen. The walls are up to 1.3 metres high, have rounded corners and are of an inner an outer layer with rubble infill. Probing suggests that the real level of the floor may be about 10cms deeper than the present level. Three broken pieces of a cast iron cauldron were found in the byre area. Stone dykes nearby form small enclosures. <2> <3>

See link below to HES Canmore record for site plan and photo.

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Grid reference Centred NM 9682 5596 (9m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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