MHG62516 - Building - Allt Nead, Loch Lungard, Upper Glen Cannich


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

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • 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. Other structures in the area were also surveyed.

Lungard settlement; Building 2. Seven metres east of Building 1 (see MHG56851) is another substantial stone walled building, also aligned E-W. There were three compartments all 6m wide, ie N-S – a 15m long, ie E-W, compartment at the west end, then a 4m compartment, then another 4m compartment, all in a line. The walls were 0.65m thick. As with Building 1, this appeared to be of drystone construction with some external mortar render. It may have been mortar capped to take a slate roof. Again, there was evidence of burning and the walls being deliberately levelled. The two buildings were sited prominently on an E-W ridge above the level of the surrounding ground. Numerous enclosure walls surrounded them. A photograph of the building being burnt at the time of the dam being built was taken by the Hydro Board. North and west of these buildings, and shown on the OS maps, substantial enclosures remain. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2013 aerial photographs. <2>

1st Edition OS 6" <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 1035 3002 (17m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH13SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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