MHG62514 - Building - Allt Nead, Loch Lungard, Upper Glen Cannich


Ruined building near Allt Nead, Loch Lungard, Upper Glen Cannich

Type and Period (2)

  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE? (Neolithic to 19th Century - 4000 BC? to 1900 AD?)
  • BUILDING (Neolithic to 19th Century - 4000 BC? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several circular stone-built structures were identified on land exposed by low water at the top west end of Glen Cannich by Glenn Wilks, a walker, on the 29th June 2021. Following notification to Historic Environment Scotland, four members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society and Mr Wilks visited this area on 27th July 2021. Their aim was to survey these structures and to obtain material for carbon dating before the waters of the loch rose again.

The structures associated with Allt Nead;

Structure 7; Rectangular building. A rectangular structure is aligned N-S on the west side of the burn. It measures 9.8m N-S by probably 4.1m E-W. However, the east side is now largely lost to the burn. It is set on a slightly levelled platform that extends a further 2.6m to north, with the interior sloping downhill. There are small cobble stones in the interior 80-100mm in diameter that may have formed a floor surface. The lack of adjacent stone tumble suggests this can have only been the footing for a turf or timber superstructure. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2013 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 1051 3017 (7m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH13SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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