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Eigg, Laig

Field Boundary, Hut, Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Eigg, Laig

Classification Field Boundary, Hut, Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Laig 1

Canmore ID 22167

Site Number NM48NE 7

NGR NM 45819 87418

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Activities

Field Visit (7 May 1972)

NM48NE 7 4577 8742.

At NM 4577 8742 is a circular stone-walled hut with an overall diameter of 8.0m. The entrance is in the E. Immediately outside the hut is a sub-circular boulder-walled construction about 2.0m in diameter which may or may not be contemporary.

To the W and S are the remains of a sinuous wall visible for about 150.0m. At intervals along it are the remains of two other walls. About 40.0m SW of the hut and built against the NE face of this wall are the poor remains of a sub-circular stone-walled structure measuring 3.0m in diameter within a boulder wall about 0.9m thick.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (ISS) 7 May 1972

Field Visit (7 July 2001)

This site, which stands in an area of peat cutting, is generally as described by OS 1972. There is, however, evidence for a recent excavation trench across the NW edge of the hut circle (468).

EIGG01 468, 469

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, DCC) 7 July 2001

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