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North Cuil

Building (Period Unassigned)

Site Name North Cuil

Classification Building (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rudha Beag

Canmore ID 309219

Site Number NM95NE 8.12

NGR NM 9744 5558

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Lochaber)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll


Reference (1 May 2008 - 1 June 2008)

Ordnance Survey maps.

Field Visit (1 May 2008 - 1 June 2008)

Visual inspection of site and oral tradition: Photographs: Measured.

This building (the S of a group of two buildings)is shown as roofed in the first (1875) and second (1897) editions of the OS 6-inch map. It is also shown on Bedford's marine chart (1861). It is of rectangular outline with a small outshot at the seaward end from which the Greenfield headdyke continues to the sea at the eastern side of the base of Rudha Beag. The walls are reduced to footings. It lies across a track linking it to the building to the N. It was said that man who lived here walked daily to Ballachulish to work on the slate quarries there - a commute of nine miles each way. Perhaps he worked at the granite quarries at Kentallen only four miles away or the china clay quarry at Lagnaha a mere three miles away!


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