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Eigg, Laig

Clearance Cairn (Period Unassigned), Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Hut (Period Unassigned), Lazy Beds (Post Medieval), Mound (Period Unassigned), Platform (Period Unassigned)

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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (19 April 2002 - 16 October 2002)

Two huts, a platform, an enclosure, a mound and a clearance cairn are situated on a natural terrace about 120m NE of a tributary of the Abhainn Gleann Charadail, to either side of a long head dyke that runs from NW to SE. Both huts are located on the same ridge within 8m of one another and overlook a system of lazy-beds to their E. They are rectangular on plan, ranging from 3m to 3.4m long by 2 to 2.4m transversely, within grass-grown turf banks up to 1m thick and 0.4m high. Both have entrances on the NE. A clearance cairn, which is situated about 60m SE was originally identified by Cushion (1998 site 1); while an enclosure, located on the leading edge of a natural terrace about 105m further SE, is sub-rectangular on plan and measures 5.6m from NE to SW by 3.5m transversely, within grass and heather-grown spread turf banks 1.7m thick and 0.4m high. There is an entrance on the NE and it overlooks more lazy-beds to its N. A heather-grown, sub-rectangular platform and a grass-grown mound with a small enclosure to its NE are situated N of the head dyke.

(EIGG01 252, 1002-1006)

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH) 19 April 2002; (ARG) 16 October 2002


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