MHG58646 - East Building - Back Settlement


A ruined structure, possibly a byre dwelling, was recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • STRUCTURE (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'. This building was shown on the first (1875) and second (1897) OS 6-inch maps (Argyllshire and Buteshire sheet xliii) as roofed. Miss Donaldson in her 1921 book "Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands," stated that it was ruined. It was a little smaller than the building to the west (MHG58645) from which it was separated by about 2.5 metres. There was a faint outline of a stony internal division suggesting that it was byre dwelling. Only the footings are now apparant although part of the back wall appears to have actually been the rock of the hillside. <1> <2>

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

If this structure is only 2.5 from the other (MHG58645), then the grid references given for this east structure in the 2011 report and HES Canmore are incorrect. Base on the 1st edition OS map its location is centred on NM 9814 5708.
GW 07/09/2018

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on the 1st edition OS 6 inch map. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NM 9814 5708 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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