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Tiree, Loch Dubh A Gharaidh Fail

Building (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tiree, Loch Dubh A Gharaidh Fail

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 239562

Site Number NM04NW 47

NGR NM 0275 4859

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Tiree
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM04NW 47 NM 0275 4859

NM 00 45 (area) A survey of the coast of Tiree was conducted in November 2001. A 50-100m strip was investigated around the entire coastline for the presence of built heritage and archaeological remains. A total of 141 sites were found, of which 85 represent previously unrecorded remains. Of particular interest are a possible prehistoric enclosure and field system at Port Snoig (NL 9710 3881) and a possible Norse settlement or chapel at Loch Dubh a Gharaidh Fail (NM 0275 4859).

Observations on the coastal geomorphology and hinterland geology were also recorded. As part of this project, a programme of public outreach, including basic archaeological training, was carried out in association with local residents.

Sponsors: HS, HLF, Argyll and Bute Council, SCAPE Trust.

H Moore, G Wilson and M Carruthers 2002

An unroofed rectilinear structure is depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 (1976) map at this location. It is not shown on any earlier OS publications.

RCAHMS 2003 (SO)


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