MHG7460 - Possible Fort, The Torr


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  • FORT (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NG91NW 2 93 18.

A vitrified fort, "The Torr", near the mouth of the River Shiel, is listed by both Christison (D Christison 1898) and Childe (V G Childe 1946).
Cotton (M A Cotton 1954) has assumed that this is where the river flows into Loch Duich, but field investigation has failed to find any trace of a fort or vitrified material in the area, and no local knowledge of "The Torr".
It is probable that the site referred to is in fact NM67SE 4. (Ardnamurchan, Argyll).
D Christison 1898; V G Childe 1946; M A Cotton 1954; Visited by OS (WDJ) 26 September 1966.

Christison, D, 1898, Early fortifications in Scotland: motes, camps and forts: the Rhind lectures in archaeology for 1894, 193, No. 12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2049.

Childe, V G, 1946, Scotland before the Scots: being the Rhind lectures 1944, 135, No. 30 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2047.

Cotton, M A, 1954, 'British camps with timbered-laced ramparts', Archaeol J, Vol. 111, pp 26-105, 76 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG288.

Nisbet, H C, 1975, 'A geological approach to vitrified forts, part II: bedrock and building stone', Science and Archaeology, Vol 15, pp 3-16, p 12, no.32 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG43.

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Grid reference Centred NG 9300 1800 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG91NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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