MHG59845 - Building, Port a’ Bhàthaich, Rhu


Ruined building and enclosure at Port a’ Bhàthaich, Rhu

Type and Period (4)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • KALE YARD? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BYRE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This survey, undertaken on the west side of Port a’ Bhàthaich in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, covered the land west of the fields of Rhu farm and the bay at Port a Bhàthaich.

Site 24. Roofless ruin c.9 x 6 mtrs with walls of over 1½ mtrs. West, east and north walls complete but south wall ruinous. No sign of window gaps and west and east walls finished for entrances on both sides at south ends. Ruin was possible once a house and then later adapted for a byre or storage. Low tumble walls attached to the north end of the west wall indicate a possible enclosure for a kale yard with signs of old cultivation in the area immediately north of the ruin. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 6175 8408 (12m by 12m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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