MHG58742 - Structure - Loch Fada


A circular structure with an possible rectangular structure within.

Type and Period (1)

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval to 20th Century - 1560 AD? to 2000 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The grass covered circular feature with a possible stucture is visible on aerial photography taken 2009. <1>

This site was visited by the Scotland's Rural Past Storr Lochs Project in 2011. At the N end of Loch Fada, on top of a small hill (c150m OD) to the E of the weir, is a circular structure measuring c14m in external diameter. The wall is measurable only at a small part on the NE quarter where it is c1.0m wide. Within it, close to the W quarter, there appears to be a rectangular structure, aligned approximately E-W, which measures 4.0m x 3.5m over walls 0.7m thick. The vegetation is rough grazing and rushes.
An aerial photo of 1946 (RCHAMS' vertical aerial photography RAF BO125_1239) appears to show a rectangular structure, aligned approximately E-W, possibly in 3 equal sections. In an aerial photo of 1961 (RCAHMS’ vertical aerial photography RAF BO557F21_11), there appears to be circular structure on the site. <2>

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

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Grid reference Centred NG 4951 5012 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG45SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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