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Creag Loisgte

Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Creag Loisgte

Classification Structure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Balmacara Estate

Canmore ID 136648

Site Number NG72NE 64

NGR NG 7720 2737

NGR Description Centred NG 7720 2737

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochalsh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Activities

Field Visit (6 June 1996)

NG72NE 64 centred 7720 2737

NG 780 300 (centre) In the springs of 1995 and 1996 a field survey was carried out on the NTS Balmacara Estate. The estate covers approximately 22.5 sqkm of the Lochalsh peninsula. It lies largely within the points of a triangle formed by Kyle in the SW, Plockton in the N and Balmacara in the SE. The range of topographic variation found within the estate largely reflects that found on the W coast of Scotland generally. The range of sites found during the survey reflects this topographic variation.

During two seasons of survey 109 new sites were recorded. A full report is lodged with the NMRS.

1996

NG 7720 2737 Triangular cell structure 1m on a side.

NG 7724 2734 Sub-circular enclosure 9 x 7.5m, inside is a 2.2m diameter cell structure.

NG 7714 2740 - Old roadway 3m wide surfaced with

NG 7741 2735 chippings.

NG 7703 2740 Hut circle 8m diameter, no obvious entrance.

NG 7698 2728 Cell structure 3.2m diameter.

NG 7694 2730 Hut circle 8m diameter, ?entrance E side.

Sponsors: National Trust for Scotland, Historic Scotland

M Wildgoose 1996.

Field Visit (May 1996 - June 1996)

Built on an east facing hill slope and almost totally obscured by deep heather is a beautifully preserved single cell structure. This cell is built in the shape of a triangle with it's point facing away from the hill slope, each side measures 1.0m long. Two door openings face along the hill slope in opposite directions. The northern opening is 0.3m wide, the southern 0.6m wide. The walls which are 0.3m thick still stand to what is probably their full height of 0.9m.

(BAL96 061)

Information from NTS (SCS) January 2016

Condition Survey (1998 - 1998)

The old roadway and small triangular shaped structure are as described by Dualchas

The sub-circular enclosure with a more recent structure inside is situated immediately to the south of the pipeline, although the knoll is not evident

The round house at NG77032740 is sited above the footpath to Scalpaidh, on a natural shelf half-way up th hillside and immediately west of a slight defile. It is buried in heather.

The small structure 3.2m in diameter was not found.

The round house at NG76942730 proved extremely difficult to locate in the long heather. It is situated just above the south-west part of a boggy area characterised by Dualchas as a grass-filled wet depression.

NTS Ref: BAL 067-072 (Information from condition report for NTS produced by Jill Harden 2000 and subsequent visit 2003)

NTS commissioned condition report as follow-up to Dualchas survey undertaken by Jill Harden

Nts Note (13 January 2016)

Data enhancement has led to the creation of invidual for each of the sites previously listed under this entry:

NG 7720 2737 Triangular cell structure (NG72NE 64)

NG 7724 2734 Sub-circular enclosure (NG72NE 140)

NG 7714 2740 - Old roadway (NG72NE 141)

NG 7703 2740 Hut circle (NG72NE 142)

NG 7698 2728 Cell structure (NG72NE 143)

NG 7694 2730 Hut circle (NG72NE 144)

Information from NTS (SCS) January 2016

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