MHG59610 - Walls, Sandaig, Rhu

Summary

Degraded walls at Sandaig, Rhu

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Sandaig, overlooking the sea to the south of the peninsula, was a significant settlement of at least eight sub rectangular features and several smaller structures possibly used for storage. It was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 14. A large upright stone sits at the start of a degraded wall that runs NE parallel with a natural stone dyke for around 8 metres before curving NW and running for 10 meters to the edge of 2 metre high bank and then continuing to the burn. A further wall seems also to follow the top of the natural stone dyke NE for some way. All features along with the structures SE (MHG59609) would appear to predate the use of the general area for cultivation or grazing. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs <2>

Note; Further wall not visible on aerial photographs. (T. Blackie 14/2/19)

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6551 8359 (18m by 22m)
Map sheet NM68SE
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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