MHG59576 - Building, Camus Ghaoideil

Summary

Ruined building, Camus Ghaoideil

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

What may be a township comprising five unroofed buildings and a field is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876, sheet cxxxv). Four unroofed buildings and a field are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974). Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 19 August 1996

Gaoth Dail was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al and descends from 50 m above sea level to the shore for c.350m north to south and a maximum of 150 m east to west. It is surrounded by an extant dry stonewall with several substantial roofless buildings.

Site 16. Building built integral with long wall running along the western side of the pasture running NE SSW Back wall well built - the rest of the ruin very tumbled. The wall itself also well built in places but rough built elsewhere. Using the natural low cliffs the western wall continues seaward where it turns at the top of the beach to run SSE to complete the pasture enclosure at the eastern wall. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6711 8434 (12m by 5m)
Map sheet NM68SE
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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