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Rum, Samhnan Insir

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rum, Samhnan Insir

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rhum

Canmore ID 10955

Site Number NG30SE 18

NGR NG 3787 0435

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Small Isles
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG30SE 18 3787 0435

To the E of the former shepherd's cottage at Samhnan Insir there are at least four earlier buildings, all of which are partly buried in sand. The first lies immediately SE of the cottage and measures at least 9m by 2.3m within a wall 1.2m thick. The second, which lies 40m to the E on the W bank of the Allt Samhnan Insir.

Samhnan Insir is probably one of the 'little hamlets' noted by Pennant in 1772 and appears on the maps of Langlands and Thomson.

Visited by RCAHMS May 1983.

T Pennant 1774; G Langlands 1801; J Thomson 1824; RCAHMS 1983

Three unroofed buildings and a length of wall are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire, Islands of Rum, Sanday etc., 1879, sheet lxi). Three unroofed buildings, a length of wall and an unroofed circular structure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 6 December 1996


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