MHG60109 - Cairns, Tòrr Mòr Ghaoideil and Gaoth Dail, Rhu


Three substantial cairns at Tòrr Mòr Ghaoideil and Gaoth Dail, Rhu

Type and Period (3)

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CULTIVATION REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A walkover survey at Tòrr Mòr Ghaoideil and Gaoth Dail was undertaken in 2015 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al, exploring the area to the east of the large enclosure recorded at Gaoth Dail.

Site 10. Three substantial cairns of rounded stones on level area of raised beach of possible old cultivation. Cairns placed in from the western edge of area all c.5 x 3 m – short edges to the sea. A similar cairn noted midway and near southern edge of area. A further cairn of larger stones noted at the northern edge of the area. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 6711 8396 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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