MHG59885 - Port, slipway, Port na h-eithier, North-Western Rhu Peninsula

Summary

Port, slipway at Port na h-eithier, North-Western Rhu Peninsula

Type and Period (2)

  • LANDING POINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • SLIPWAY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This area, as with Western Rhu, is now part of Rhu Farm, with no concentrated settlement but with a scattering of old cultivation and peat digging areas. It was surveyed in 2013 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al.

Site 28. Port na h-eithier (or Port na h-eathear) Port of the boats. Cleared slipway with a level natural raised area that would once have been cobbled for landing goods. The port was once the only landing area for Arisaig and beyond (apart from Port na Sroine at Dubh Chamas) But both ports very subject to the vagaries of the weather. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6232 8486 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NM68SW
Civil Parish ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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