Ardnamurchan, Lochan Na Crannaig
Crannog (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Enclosure (Period Unassigned)
- Council Highland
- Parish Ardnamurchan
- Former Region Highland
- Former District Lochaber
- Former County Argyll
NM46NE 1 4650 6572.
Although the ONB (1872) gives the meaning of Lochan na Crannaig (name: NM 4670 6561) as "the small loch of the pulpit", Donaldson (1923) suggests that the very small islet on the loch may be a crannog, and it is to this that the name refers.
Name Book 1872; M E M Donaldson 1923.
There is now no island on Lochan na Crannaig, but at NM 4650 6572 is a natural peninsula. On it are the footings of a crude wall c 0.5m wide, which abuts on to the waters edge forming a sub-rectangular enclosure, c 12.0m NW-SE by c 10.0m transversely. At the N and E corners are two circular structures, c 2.0m in diameter, which are also reduced to the base course.
This feature cannot be classified with certainty, but it was probably a sheep enclosure with lambing pens attached.
Visited by OS (N K B) 5 June 1970.