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Eigg, Laig

Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Eigg, Laig

Classification Structure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 296099

Site Number NM48NE 63

NGR NM 46785 87534

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 (11 July 2001)

This sub-rectangular building stands 32m SW of the road and 156m SE of Laig farmhouse. Set into the slope on the SW, it measures 11m from NW to SE by 6m transversely within drystone rubble walls spread to 2m in thickness and 0.5m in height. There is an entrance in the NE side.

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Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 11 July 2001

Ground Survey

A survey was carried out in advance of the electrification of the Island of Eigg. The survey covered the proposed sites of infrastructure, (wind farm, hydro scheme and solar array), and the routes of the cable network connecting these elements. Where it was felt necessary cable routes were realigned to avoid known archaeology. Only two new archaeological sites were recorded during the work:

NM 4678 8752 A ruinous bow-sided structure measuring 11 x 7m over walls 1.2m thick.

Archive currently retained by Archaeological and Ancient

Landscape Survey. Reports deposited with the Eigg Trust, Highland Council and RCAHMS.

Funder: Eigg Electric Ltd.

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