MHG58650 - Enclosure - Back Settlement


An possible enclosure recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE? (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'. Here there was a small gully with sloping sides, sloping downhill and widening as it went. It was about 25 metres long and at its mouth was 5 - 6 metres wide. Across the mouth there was a line of small boulders covered now with moss. There was much evidence of coppicing here and it was possible that this was a stock enclosure closed off by wattle hurdles. It lay close to the track to Leacnasgeir. <1> <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for site photo.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 9771 5652 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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