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Rum, Camas Pliasgaig

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rum, Camas Pliasgaig

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rhum

Canmore ID 11220

Site Number NG40SW 4

NGR NG 402 023

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

NG40SW 4 402 023.

The settlement of Camas Pliasgaig comprises the remains of seven buildings situated on a spur between two streams; an eighth building lies on the shore, 70m to the NE. The buildings vary in size from 3.2m by 1.8m to 9.3m by 3.7m internally. Around the settlement, particularly on the W, there are traces of rig-and-furrow cultivation.

It 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

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