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Loch Shiel, Ard An Eilein

Enclosure (Post Medieval), Jetty (Post Medieval), Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Wall (Post Medieval)

Site Name Loch Shiel, Ard An Eilein

Classification Enclosure (Post Medieval), Jetty (Post Medieval), Motte (Medieval)(Possible), Wall (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Port Nan Eilean

Canmore ID 118462

Site Number NM76NE 41

NGR NM 7505 6846

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Arisaig And Moidart
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NM76NE 41 7505 6846

An enclosure and a length of wall are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1875-6, sheet clviii). A roofed building and a length of wall are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 10 September 1996

NM 7500 6848. Motte. An oval knoll, c 50 x 35m, is crowned by two small irregular contiguous structures, with low walls of turf and water-rolled stones, measuring c 4 x 2m and 4 x 5m. Part-way down, a slight scarp, defined in places by large stones, may mark the remains of a timber rampart.

Sponsor: Sunart Oakwoods Research Group.

J E Kirby and M Gascoigne 2005.


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